Men’s tennis home opener
By Sara Backus
The men’s tennis team improved their record to 5-4 after an outstanding win in their home opener this past Saturday. Lawrence University traveled down to Dubuque last weekend to challenge the men in a non-conference match up that ended up in our favor. With a 7-2 win, Loras accumulated two wins from the doubles lineup: Kevin Blomquist/Konnor Barth (8-4) and Tommy Linkenheld/Connor Pivnicka (8-2). Going into singles, the men needed to secure three more wins to come out on top. Tallying more wins for the Duhawks were Blomquist (6-7, 7-6. 14-12), Riley Collins (6-4, 6-2), Linkenheld (6-2, 6-2), Barth (6-2, 6-3), and Eian Coad (6-2, 6-0). Finding five more wins, the men secured a dominating 7-2 win against the Vikings to class out their Saturday dual meet.
The men have this upcoming weekend off, as the women travel to Racine, Wisconsin on Saturday to take on Wisconsin Lutheran and Alverno College in two non-conference match ups. The following Saturday, March 21, both men’s and women’s teams will travel to Greenville University for the men’s final non conference dual meet.