A mixed bag
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Last week, men’s tennis split its two matches, while the women’s team lost one and another match cancelled.
The men’s match kicked off with the singles competition, where the Warriors went 1-5. Philipp Sibbel was the lone Warrior to defeat his opponent 6-3, 6-1. Luke Whalen, Christian Mathis, John Joens, Tommy Nightingale, and Luke Barnard also competed in singles matches, but could not edge out their opponents from Concordia.
During the doubles competition, the Warriors went 1-2. Philipp Sibel and Christian Mathis defeated Erik Witzlinger and Sten Boersma, 8-3, to kick off doubles play.
The Warriors lost the match by a score of 2-7.
The men also played the Bulldogs of McPherson College a day later, coming away with a 9-0 victory.
Whalen, Sibbel, Mathis, Joens, Nightingale and Jordan Strandness all won their single matches. The doubles teams of Sibbel/Mathis, Whalen/Joens, Nightingale/Austin Lee won their matches as well.
Last week the women also matched up against Concordia at home, falling to the Eagles by the same score, 2-7.
In the singles competition, #4 Zarina Huber defeated her opponent 7-5, 1-0. Isabelle Lee, Cade Pierson, Bruna Chaves, Sienna Verdult, and Miyana Wagner also competed in singles.
During the doubles competition, the Warriors started out strong, with Isabelle Lee and Cade Pierson defeating their opponents, 8-3, in the first doubles match. The next two double games ended in losses, tallying the overall match to 2-7 against the Eagles.
The women were also scheduled to play University of Chicago last week, however the match was cancelled.
In GSAC, Men’s Tennis currently stands at 3-2, sitting #2 in the conference. Nationally, the Warriors remain at #12. This week the men will have three matches - today at home v. DePauw University (1:30 p.m), away to Pomona-Pitzer on Friday, and home to Biola on Saturday (11 a.m.)
The women’s team has a 2-3 record in conference and are in third place.
They also host DePauw University today (12 p.m.) and take on the Biola Eagles at home on Saturday at 1 p.m.