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WSU tennis grabs three wins in one weekend

Tevin Carter-Tolbert, Sports Writer

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The Wright State tennis program had a successful trip to Monroeville, Pennsylvania and Akron, Ohio. Both the men and women took on the Saint Francis Red Flashes in Pennsylvania on Jan. 28. For the women, this was the first of two matches for their day.

The women defeated the Saint Francis handily, 6-1. Single victories for Wright State included Karoline Haller, Haily Morgan, Madison Riley, Luisa Pelayo and Grace Whitney.

After this, the women’s team traveled to the University of Akron, where they won their second match of the day, 4-3. Singles victories for this match included Whitney, Morgan and Pelayo. Wright State also took two of the three doubles matches on the day, with the teams of Haller/Morgan and Pelayo/Whitney.

Coach Eric Burns felt that the team played welled throughout, with minor items to improve on.

“We had a really nice match, a little rough in the doubles, but we were able to get through that. Just some really good single performances that carried over to Akron later in the day. We were actually able to get our doubles going better.”

On the men’s side, they defeated Saint Francis as well, winning 4-3. Param Pun, Marcel Ueltzhoeffer, and Carlos Sanchez each added wins in singles play for the Raiders. In doubles, the teams of Michal Kianicka and Fernando Nardelli, Javier Alvarez de la Villa Ueltzhoeffer and Sanchez/Pun claimed victory for the team, as they swept all three doubles matches on the day.

Coach Ben Roeser was pleased with how the men performed despite a rough start.

“We got our first win of the season. It was that we won doubles and that we were very good at doubles. We started off a little slow in singles and it came down to Param Pum and he had a very big comeback…this got us all excited and it’s very big for the team going forward with this momentum.”

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WSU tennis grabs three wins in one weekend