UChicago Tennis Teams Take Down UW-Whitewater

Jaird Meyer and Adrienne Travis
Jaird Meyer and Adrienne Travis

JANESVILLE, Wis. – The University of Chicago tennis teams swept through Wisconsin-Whitewater Sunday, with the third-ranked men blanking the Warhawks 9-0 and the 10th-ranked women downing the No. 39 Warhawks, 7-2.

The UChicago (13-3) men went 1-2-3 in doubles play before sophomore Erik Kerrigan pulled out a tight 7-4 tiebreaker win at No. 1 singles to win in two sets. Nicolas Chua (No. 2), Jeremy Yuan (No. 4), Alejandro Rodriguez (No. 5) and Jaird Meyer (No. 6) also won in straight sets and senior Luke Tsai had to battle to win at No. 3, winning two tie-breakers to defeat UWW's Brandon Dechter.

For the UChicago women (15-3), Marjorie Antohi (No. 1), Estefania Navarro (No. 3), Alyssa Rudin (No. 4) and Adrienne Travis (No. 6) all won in straight sets at singles. First-year Catherine Xu showed some grit in her No. 2 match – only her third appearance at No. 2 this season – by rebounding from a second-set loss to win the tiebreaker in the third, 10-7.

The No. 1 doubles team of Xu and Daryn Ellison fell in close tiebreaker, but the duos of Rudin and Navarro (No. 2) and Travis and Antohi (No. 3) pulled out respective 8-4, 8-6 wins to help seal the Maroons' victory.

 

NEXT MATCHES:

  • Saturday, April 21: UChicago (Men) at Valaparaiso, 12 PM ET
  • Thursday-Sunday, April 27-29: UChicago (Men and Women) at UAA Championships at Altamonte Springs, Fla.

 

MEN
UCHICAGO 9, UW-WHITEWATER 0
Singles
1. Erik Kerrigan def. Zane Navratil, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
2. Nicolas Chua def. Jimmy Engelhart, 6-1, 6-2
3. Luke Tsai def. Brandon Dechter, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
4. Jeremy Yuan def. Matt Zurowski, 6-4, 6-1
5. Alejandro Rodriguez def. Lucas Monterroso, 6-2, 6-3
6. Jaird Meyer def. Zach Wood, 6-3, 6-1

Doubles
1. Kerrigan/Chua def. Navratil/Engelhart, 8-4
2. Bobby Bethke/Charlie Pei def. Zurowski/Dechter, 8-6
3. Yuan/Tsai def. Monterroso/Wood, 8-5

 

WOMEN
UCHICAGO 7, UW-WHITEWATER 2
Singles 
1. Marjorie Antohi (UC) def. Gabi Kitchell, 7-5, 6-4
2. Catherine Xu (UC) def. Alexandra Talyanksy, 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
3. Estefania Navarro (UC) def. Bridgid McGuire, 6-0, 7-5
4. Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Jillian Wallace, 6-1, 6-2
5. Paige Nierman (UWW) def. Daryn Ellison, 6-3, 7-6 (10-8)
6. Adrienne Travis (UC) def. Sabrina Palavra, 6-0, 6-2

Doubles
1. McGuire/Wallace (UWW) def. Xu/Ellison, 8-7 (10-8)
2. Rudin/Navarro (UC) def. Talyanksky/Kitchell, 8-4
3. Travis/Anthohi (UC) def. Julie Martin/Palavra, 8-6