Tennis teams earn wins at Ripon

The Duhawk tennis teams made an impressive showing in Ripon this past weekend. The men’s and women’s teams both came out with wins over the Red Hawks, winning 16 individual matches and both duals by margins of 8-1.

The list of outstanding performances goes on for this team. No. 1, 2, and 3 doubles all came out with big wins for the men, seeing victories of 8-5, 8-1 and 8-1 respectively. The achievements kept coming, as junior Ulises Hernandez took down his opponent 6-3, 6-1. First-year Sean Baldwin conquered his opponent with ease, winning 6-1, 6-0., and first-year Riley Michel followed it up with a win at the No. 4 position. To wrap up the guys, sophomore Kevin Murphy pulled out a 6-2, 6-2 win over his opponent in the No. 5 singles, and junior Neil Kane simply swept his opponent, winning 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 6 spot.

The women saw an immense amount of success as well in Ripon, starting the day off by sweeping doubles play. The run continued into singles, where sophomore Kylie Dewees won a 6-2, 6-0 match over her opponent. First-year Emma Cooke followed that performance up with a strong win, going 6-2, 6-1. Sophomores Sam Pietruszynski, Ayla Graziano, and Rachael Molidor all brought home outstanding wins as well, taking down their opponents quite easily, including a full set sweep by Graziano.

After solid performances from both teams, the men head out to face Lakeland and Wisconsin Lutheran on the weekend of March 12. The women head out to face St. Ambrose on March 5. The men’s and women’s teams will both look to continue their impressive start to the season.

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