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Men's Tennis Travels for Pair of Matches This Weekend

Men's Tennis Travels for Pair of Matches This Weekend
Friday, February 8, 2019
Men's Tennis Travels for Pair of Matches This Weekend

HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest men's tennis team looks to bounce back as the Pride travel for a pair of matches this weekend.

The Pride (1-1) takes on the Hillsdale Chargers (3-0) Friday, February 9 at the Margot V. Biermann Center starting at 11 a.m. CT. 

PNW will then take on the Tiffin Dragons (1-2) Saturday, February 10 at the PM Gillmor Tennis Courts starting at 2 p.m. CT.

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.

Hillsdale and PNW have never faced each other.

Tiffin leads the all-time series, 1-0, when the Dragons defeated the Pride last season. Leon Kah (Munich, Germany) won at No. 3 singles for Purdue Northwest, 6-2, 6-1.

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