NEWBERG, ORE. – Seattle U men’s tennis pulled out their third win of the season on Friday in an incredibly close-fought battle, triumphing 5-2 over Division III’s George Fox. The victory was the Redhawks’ second in a row.
Sophomore Colton Weeldreyer started off shaky, but fought back with a vengeance in a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 singles win. Classmate Emilio Monroy took care of business in two sets with scores of 6-1, 6-1, while junior Arshak Ghazaryan (6-3, 6-3) had his own two-set win over George Fox’s Keaten Baker. Finally, juniors Alex Chan (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) and Adrian Sanabria (6-1, 4-6, 7-5) came out on top in a pair of tense, drawn-out matchups. Junior Trenton Nield ended up falling 2-6, 3-6 to Luke Lemaitre of George Fox for the Bruins’ only singles point.
All three doubles matches were decided by a hair, but the point ultimately went to George Fox as they won two out of three. Monroy and Weeldreyer teamed up for a 7-5 Seattle U victory, but the duos of Ghazaryan and Nield (4-6) and Chan and freshman Billy Givens-Jensen (4-6) finally succumbed to their tough opponents in the final minute.
Assistant Coach Chris Borden was pleased with the results. “We stepped up and took care of business,” he said. “George Fox fought hard, and they have clearly put in some solid hours training in their facility. We will look to be more aggressive in doubles moving forward, and to increase our confidence in singles play.”
Seattle U’s next match comes against Eastern Washington at the Jupiter Tennis Center in Edgewood, Wash. Play will begin at 1:45 PM.
Seattle U vs. George Fox
March 8, 2019 at Newberg, Ore.
(George Fox University)
Seattle U 5, George Fox 2
Weeldreyer, Colton (SU) def. Leach, Will (GFU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Lemaitre, Luke (GFU) def. Nield, Trenton (SU) 6-2, 6-3
Ghazaryan, Arshak (SU) def. Baker, Keaten (GFU) 6-3, 6-3
Monroy, Emilio (SU) def. Namba, Alex (GFU) 6-1, 6-1
Chan, Alex (SU) def. Rogers, Rox (GFU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Sanabria, Adrian (SU) def. Gibson, Pete (GFU) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
Leach, Will/Baker, Keaten (GFU) def. Ghazaryan, Arshak/Nield, Trenton (SU) 6-4
Monroy, Emilio/Weeldreyer, Colton (SU) def. Namba, Alex/Lemaitre, Luke (GFU) 7-5
Namba, Payton/Van Os, Thierry (GFU) def. Chan, Alex/Givens-Jensen, Billy (SU) 6-4
Seattle U 3-6, 0-0 WAC
George Fox 1-3, 0-0 NWC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,2,3,1,5,6)