PARK FOREST, Ill. -- The Purdue University Northwest men’s tennis team dropped a 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.
PNW looks to bounce back on Friday, April 12 as the Pride hit the road against Ferris State starting at 9 a.m. CT.
Park Forest, Ill. (Park Forest Fitness)
LSSU 5, PNW 2
SINGLES -- 1. Joe Gilman (LSSU) def. Moritz Gisy (PNWMT) 6-4, 6-2; 2. Leon Kah (PNWMT) def. Ali Sahibzada (LSSU) 6-1, 6-2; 3. Krishan Taneja (LSSU) def. Gregory Kvint (PNWMT) 6-1, 6-4; 4. Jonluke Passett (PNWMT) def. Luis Valderrama (LSSU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6;5. Diego Penz (LSSU) def. Mauricio Villacres (PNWMT) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; 6. Harris Irfan ul Haq (LSSU) def. Dru Kennedy 7-6, 6-1.
DOUBLES -- 1. Moritz Gisy/Gregory Kvint (PNWMT) def. Joe Gilman/Krishan Taneja (LSSU) 6-3; 2. Diego Penz/Luis Valderrama (LSSU) def. Leon Kah/Dru Kennedy (PNWMT) 7-6; 3. Harris Irfan ul Haq/Ali Sahibzada (LSSU) def. Jonluke Passett/ Mauricio Villacres (PNWMT) 6-2