TACOMA , WASH. – Seattle U men’s tennis notched their first win of the season on Friday against the nearby University of Puget Sound, sweeping the Loggers 7-0. The match between the two teams was rescheduled from the original Feb. 8 date after heavy snowfall impeded travel.
All six players for the Redhawks performed brilliantly on the court, never allowing their opponents to threaten. In the number 1 singles, junior Trenton Nield won his match 6-2, 6-0, which classmate Arshak Ghazaryan followed with a 6-1, 6-3 victory. Fellow juniors Alex Chan and Adrian Sanabria both crushed their challengers 6-1, 6-0, with freshman Billy Givens-Jensen (6-1, 6-0) matching their final scores. Sophomore Emilio Monroy also played some of his best tennis of the season in a 6-2, 6-0 triumph.
In doubles play, all three Seattle U teams dealt with their competition in similar fashion. The duo of Chan and Monroy emerged victorious, 6-1, followed by a 6-2 win posted by Givens-Jensen and Sanabria. Ghazaryan and Nield, working in tandem, fought through a difficult battle against Puget Sound’s Riley Inn and Joshua Wah-Blumberg, but ultimately finished on top with a 6-3 final.
“This was a solid match,” said Assistant Coach Chris Borden. “The guys looked sharp. We are definitely feeling ready to take on Idaho this Sunday.”
The Redhawks will host the Idaho Vandals on Feb. 17 at the Tennis Center at Sand Point. Matches will begin at 11:45 AM PST.
Seattle U vs. Puget Sound
Feb. 15, 2019 at Tacoma, Wash.
(University of Puget Sound)
Seattle U 7, Puget Sound 0
1. Nield, Trenton (SU) def. Inn, Riley (UPS) 6-2, 6-0
2. Ghazaryan, Arshak (SU) def. Wah-Blumberg, Joshua (UPS) 6-1, 6-3
3. Monroy, Emilio (SU) def. Velasco, Aiden (UPS) 6-2, 6-0
4. Chan, Alex (SU) def. Hutton, Lowell (UPS) 6-1, 6-0
5. Sanabria, Adrian (SU) def. Williams, Benjamin (UPS) 6-1, 6-0
6. Givens-Jensen, Billy (SU) def. Linares, Jose Sebastian (UPS) 6-1, 6-0
1. Ghazaryan, Arshak/Nield, Trenton (SU) def. Inn, Riley/Wah-Blumberg, Joshua (UPS) 6-3
2. Chan, Alex/Monroy, Emilio (SU) def. Velasco, Aiden/Hutton, Lowell (UPS) 6-1
3. Givens-Jensen, Billy/Sanabria, Adrian (SU) def. Williams, Benjamin/Linares, Jose Sebastian (UPS) 6-2
Seattle U 1-3, 0-0 WAC
Puget Sound 0-2, 0-1 NWC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,5,4,3,1,2)