Tennis Teams Suffer Tough Final Weekend
This past weekend, both tennis teams concluded their regular season campaign against the Santa Clara Broncos, with the women’s team also taking on University of San Francisco (USF).
On the women’s side, the Tigers went back into battle with their No. 1 player, Iveta Masarova ‘15, still out, who is suffering from a strained ACL. With all of the players having to bump up a spot, it was going to be a tough road ahead.
On Friday, April 18, the Dons came out and took the doubles point, 2-1, with the Tigers having some opportunities. From there, USF went to take on five out of the six singles matches, winning 6-1 overall.
The lone victory for the Tigers came from Christiana Ferrari ‘16, beating Genevieve McCloskey at No. 5 singles in three sets. The Tigers then hosted Santa Clara for the final regular season match.
Much like the USF match, the Broncos jumped on the Tigers early, winning doubles, 2-0, and nabbing wins at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 singles. It is still undecided if Masarova will be able to get back on court this coming weekend for the conference tournament.
On the men’s side, the Tigers headed to Santa Clara for their final match of the regular season. The Broncos, who are currently nationally ranked, took the doubles point after the Tigers had made a few points to clinch it at No. 2.
From there, Santa Clara went to take singles points at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 6, leaving the remaining matches unfinished due to the West Coast Conference (WCC) clinch rule. The rest of the matches were in close contest, with Daniel Alameh ‘16 close to closing it out at No. 4, Alex Hamilton ‘15 in a third set at No. 5, and Denis Stolyarov ‘15 in an early second set at No. 2.
Both teams will be heading to San Diego, Calif. this Tuesday for the WCC championships. The women’s team will be taking on Saint Mary’s College from Moraga, Calif. while the men’s team will be taking on Brigham Young University.