PARK FOREST, Ill. -- Senior Moritz Gisy (Duesseldorf, Germany) and freshman Gregory Kvint (Philadephia, Penn./Lower Moreland) won at No. 1 doubles but it was not enough as the Purdue University Northwest men's tennis team dropped their match against NCAA Division I Eastern Illinois, 7-0, at Park Forest Tennis and Health Club Sunday.
EIU won two out of three matches at doubles competition to go ahead 1-0 going into singles. Gisy and Kvint defeated Eastern Illinois's Gage Kingsmith and Luka Knieling at No. 1 doubles, 7-6.
Kvint almost forced a three-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles but EIU's Gage Kingsmith won in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6. Freshman Leon Kah (Munich, Germany/Christoph-Probst-Gymnasium) won four games in each of his sets at No. 2 singles but Eastern's Mike Jensen won back-to-back sets, 6-4, 6-4.
Gisy won four games in the first set at No. 1 singles then three games in the second but Freddie O'Brien was able to come out on top and win 6-4, 6-3. Junior Jonluke Passett (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandberg) put up a fight at No. 4 singles against EIU's Daniel Hernandez but ulimately fell, 6-4, 6-3.
Sophomore Dru Kennedy (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) picked up two games in the first set and three in the second but EIU's Gertjan De Wilder won the match at No. 6 singles, 6-2, 6-3.
PNW returns to action Saturday, February 9 as the Pride travel to Hillsdale College to take on the Chargers at Margot V. Biermann Center
starting at 11 a.m. CT.
Park Forest, Ill. (Park Forest Tennis & Health Club)
EIU 7, PNW 0
SINGLES -- 1. Freddie O'Brien (EIU) def. Moritz Gisy (PNW) 6-4, 6-3; 2. Mike Jensen (EIU) def. Leon Kah (PNW) 6-4, 6-4; 3. Gage Kingsmith (EIU) def. Gregory Kvint (PNW) 6-4, 7-6; 4. Daniel Hernandez (EIU) def. Jonluke Passett (PNW) 6-4, 6-3; 5. Logan Charbonneau (EIU) def. Mauricio Villacres (PNW) 6-1, 6-4; 6. Gertjan De Wilder def. Dru Kennedy (PNW) 6-2, 6-3.
DOUBLES -- 1. Gisy/Kvint (PNW) def. Kingsmith/Luka Knieling (EIU) 7-6; 2. Jensen/Hernandez (EIU) def. Kah/Villacres (PNW) 6-1; 3. Freddie O'Brien/Charbonneau (EIU) def. Kennedy/Passett (PNW) 6-2.