Marquette Concludes the 40th Milwaukee Tennis Classic
Sept. 20, 2015
The Marquette University men’s and women’s tennis teams concluded the 40th Annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic on Sunday under sunny skies at The Town Club.
The Marquette men opened the day with doubles action against Valparaiso with sophomore Andre Romanello and junior Nick Dykema earning a 6-4 win over the Crusaders’ Michael Savaglio and Lucas Waak in the No. 3 spot. In singles play against Wisconsin, Daniel Fernandez bested Alexander Kokorev in the top spot, 6-2, 6-4 and Alvaro Verdu won his match, 6-2, 6-2 against Jakhongir Jalalov at the NO. 2 position.
The Golden Eagles’ women’s squad opened the day’s competition in doubles against Florida International and the top duo Silvia Ambrosio and Erin Gebes bested FIU’s Carlotta Orlando and Nina Nagode, 7-5.
The MU women followed taking two of the singles matches against Wisconsin. Freshman Courtney Hebbard won her match, 6-3, 6-3 over Lauren Burich at the fifth slot, and senior Aleeza Kanner bounced back and grabbed a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Nathalie Joanlanne in the No. 6 position. In No. 1 singles, Ambrosio narrowly missed a win at the No. 1 singles position, falling to Wisconsin’s Lauren Chypha, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5.
MU’s own Daniel Fernandez claimed the men’s singles championship for the weekend as Darius Mackenzie from Wisconsin finished as the runner-up.
John Zordani and Jose De Olivia from Wisconsin claimed the men’s doubles championship for the weekend while Lucas Andersen and Andrew Stutz from Ball State were the men’s doubles runners-up.
For the women, Sydney Rider and Ekaterina Stepanova of Wisconsin earned the women’s doubles championship and teammates Lauren Burich and Kelsey Grambeau finished as the runners-up.
Wisconsin claimed both singles championships as Lauren Chypha earned the title and Kendall Kirsch was the runner up.
The annual men’s Sportsmanship award went to Lucas Waak of Valparaiso and the women’s award was handed out to Kelly Poggensee-Wei from Cincinnati.
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