SEATTLE - (Mar. 10) Behind some clutch and gritty play from several different players, the Seattle U men's tennis team earned a hard-fought victory over Whitman College Friday night by a final score of 4-3.
Beofre moving to singles play, Trenton Nield and Adrian Sanabria clinched what proved to be the deciding fator in the match, the doubles point, as they took down the Blue's Trevor Fennessy and Gary Ho, 6-4.
Singles proved to be just as tightly contested with each team taking three games. Arshak Ghazaryan, Michael Schoettler, and John Stormans earned victories for SU. Ghazaryan beat his opponent 6-4, 0-6, 6-4. Schoettler won 6-1, 6-0, and Stormans defeated Daniel Foster, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1.
Head coach Adam Reeb was thrilled with how his team competed against such a formidable oppnonent.
"It was an incredible match tonight," said Reeb. "Whitman is tops in the country and a super tough team. I'm so proud of our guys and their effort tonight. They were phenomenal.
We played with so much energy and intensity across the board and just refused to lose. This was our best effort of the season by far. This is something to build on for sure.
Great effort by the guys and just couldn't be prouder."
The men return to action Mar. 25, in Phoenix, Ariz., as they take on UTRGV in their first conference match of the season.