MESA, Ariz. – (April 27) The Seattle University men’s tennis team concluded the season after losing to the #5 seed UTRGV 4-1 at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament Friday afternoon.
The Redhawks ended the regular season by beating UTRGV 4-3 on April 15, but the Vaqueros came back strong to get revenge at the conference tournament and ended SU's three-game winning streak. Starting right away in doubles, UTRGV won the first two matches at #2 and #3 to take the early doubles point. Matt Alderson and Colton Weeldreyer were tied 5-5 against UTRGV’s top doubles team, but was stopped due to the doubles point being already determined.
The Vaqueros then took a 3-0 lead after winning the first two singles matches at #4 and #1. Alex Chan battled in the fifth flight and won his match 6-2, 6-3, but that would be the lone for the Redhawks as the Vaqueros followed that match with a win at #2 to clinch the first round win.
“Tough battle today,” head coach Adam Reeb said. “We were close but just couldn’t pull it out this afternoon. We’re disappointed as we were hoping to go further, but given time, I know we’ll look back at this season as a positive one. We’re making progress as a program and putting ourselves in the mix which is all we can ask for. We’re going to miss our lone senior Matt Alderson and thank him for everything he’s meant to our program, but we know the future is bright here for sure.”
The Redhawks finished the season with an overall record of 10-13, and 2-4 against conference opponents.
Tennis Match Results
UTRGV vs Seattle U
April 27, 2018 at Mesa, Ariz.
(Mesa Tennis Center)
UTRGV 4, Seattle U 1
- Boisseau, Dennis (UTRGV) def. Nield, Trenton (SU) 6-4, 1-0, retired
- Kaufman, Yehonatan (UTRGV) def. Ghazaryan, Arshak (SU) 0-6, 6-1, 6-4
- Weeldreyer, Colton (SU) vs. Johnstone, Elliot (UTRGV) 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 1-0, unfinished
- Sarradin, Clement (UTRGV) def. Monroy, Emilio (SU) 6-2, 6-1
- Chan, Alex (SU) def. Kohrs, Zane (UTRGV) 6-2, 6-3
- Kalmus, Jeremiah (SU) vs. Schmit, Mateo (UTRGV) 7-5, 3-6, 0-4, unfinished
- Weeldreyer, Colton/Alderson, Matt (SU) vs. Boisseau, Dennis/Schmit, Mateo (UTRGV) 5-5, unfinished
- Johnstone, Elliot/Kaufman, Yehonatan (UTRGV) def. Nield, Trenton/Sanabria, Adrian (SU) 6-2
- Kohrs, Zane/Sarradin, Clement (UTRGV) def. Ghazaryan, Arshak/Monroy, Emilio (SU) 6-4
Seattle U 10-13
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,1,5,2)