BOISE, IDAHO – Over the weekend, Redhawk men’s tennis competed hard in Boise State University’s Dar Walters Fall Classic, which lasted three days and was hosted in three different venues. Seattle U entered a field that included athletes from Air Force, Boise State, Denver, Gonzaga, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, Portland State, Weber State, Whitman and Utah State.
The Dar Walters Singles Draw presented tough competition for junior Arshak Ghazaryan and sophomore Colton Weeldreyer. Ghazaryan fell in the round of 32 to Denver’s Daniel Krulig 7-6, 6-2 in straight sets, while Weeldreyer lost in the same round to Mack Galvin of Air Force 6-3, 6-4. Both Seattle U men reached the consolation quarterfinals, with Ghazaryan defeating Portland State’s Avery West 8-5 and Weeldreyer winning over Montana’s Alex Canellopoulos 8-5, but the tournament staff elected not to complete the bracket.
In the Blue Singles Draw, junior Alex Chan defeated Portland State’s Tommy Edwards with two sets of 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals, where he fell to Idaho State’s Gergo Rendek 6-4, 6-2. Junior Adrian Sanabria, also in the Blue bracket, lost to Andreas Mueller-Immergluck of Whitman 6-2, 6-4, and junior Trenton Nield lost to Montana State’s Manuel Monteiro 6-4, 7-5 in the round of 16. Freshman Billy Givens-Jensen, the Redhawks’ lone representative in the Orange Singles Draw, fell to Whitman’s Nishaant Limaye in three sets (4-6, 7-5, 6-4), but defeated his consolation opponent, Jack Yount of Montana, 8-7(5) before the bracket ceased play.
Doubles play saw the Redhawks reach the round of 16 with two teams. Chan and Nield battled their way into the final 16 by defeating Portland State’s duo of Avery West and Tommy Edwards 6-2, but ended up losing to host Boise State’s team of Wyatt DeMulling and Ryland McDermot 6-1. The pair of Ghazaryan and Weeldreyer similarly reached the round of 16, triumphing over Idaho State’s Gary Rendek and Lukas Ridemar 6-2, but were defeated in the end by Gonzaga’s Simon Homedes and Emilio Moreno, 6-4. Sanabria and Givens-Jensen also teamed up to enter the doubles bracket, but ended up losing in the round of 32 to Manuel Monterio and Marcos Zelver of Montana State, 6-4.
For their final fall tournament of the season, the Redhawks will stay here in Seattle to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals from Oct. 11-15.