COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (Feb. 26) SU concluded it's weekend in Colorado with a tough 7-0 loss to Northern Arizona Sunday morning. It marked the end of a seven week period in which the Redhawks played at least one match each of those weekends.
John Stormans was a bright spot for Seattle U in the singles No. 4 spot, as he took NAU's Ruben Montano to three sets, demonstrating grit and resiliecny before falling 3-6, 6-1, 7-6.
Doubles play has proven to be an area where the Redhawks need to improve as they move towards conference play. Moving forward, SU will use the time off to regroup and get healthy.
Head coach Adam Reeb shared his thoughts on their perforamnce today as well as what the team needs to do in the coming weeks.
"Northern Arizona is a very tough team so all credit to them," said Reeb. "I need to do a better job getting the guys more prepared for our doubles, and as I told them after the match, I take responsibility and promised them I will.
John Stormans played an incredible match and his energy and intensity was impressive. We've played a ton of tennis the past two months and now the guys have some well deserved time to refresh and recharge for our upcoming WAC schedule.
Today was a tough day but we've had so many positives the past couple of months and we're improving as a team. Our best is still in front of us which is what we want. This is a great group and I'm excited to see how we do in conference coming up."
Seattle U has one more non-conference opponenet as they host Whitman College Friday March, 10, before traveling to Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday March, 25, to take on UTRGV and UMKC.