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Men's Tennis Travels for Trio of GLIAC Matches This Weekend

Men's Tennis Travels for Trio of GLIAC Matches This Weekend
Friday, April 12, 2019
Men's Tennis Travels for Trio of GLIAC Matches This Weekend

HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest men's tennis team finishes up their 2018-19 regular season as the Pride travel for a trio of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches from Friday through Sunday.

PNW takes on Ferris State (6-10, 4-2 GLIAC) at FSU Racquet and Tennis Center in Big Rapids, Michigan starting at 5 p.m. CT Friday.

Then on Saturday, the Pride travel to Midland, Michigan to take on the Northwood Timberwolves at Greater Midland Tennis Center starting at 9 a.m. CT.

To conclude the weekend, PNW travels to GVSU to take on the Lakers at GVSU Tennis Courts in Allendale, Michigan starting at 9 a.m. CT Sunday.

The Purdue University Northwest men’s tennis team drops GLIAC match to conference opponent Lake Superior State Sunday afternoon. 

The Pride were able to overcome the Lakers in No. 1 doubles as Senior Moritz Gisy (Duesseldorf, Germany) and freshman Gregory Kvint (Philadelphia, Penn./Lower Moreland) defeated Lake Superior's Joe Gilman and Krishan Taneja, 6-3. 

Despite strong efforts from sophomores Leon Kah (Munich, Germany) and Dru Kennedy (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) at the No. 2 spot, they were unable to complete the comeback falling to a score 7-6 to Diego Penz and Luis Valderrama.

Junior Jonluke Passett (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandberg) and senior Mauricio Villacres (Guayaquil, Ecuador) fought back hard against  Harris Irfan ul Haq and Ali Sahibzada at the No. 3 doubles spot but fell short to a score of 6-2.

Kah recorded the victory at No. 2 singles for the Pride against Lake Superior's Ali Sahibzada 6-1, 6-2. Passett came up with the second victory for PNW at the No. 4 spot knocking off LSSU’s Luis Valdeerama, in a three-set tiebreaker, 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. 

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