UChicago men’s and women’s tennis defeats DePauw by matching 8-1 scores

Rachel Kim and Erik Kerrigan
Rachel Kim and Erik Kerrigan

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The University of Chicago men's and women's tennis teams secured two more wins over nationally-ranked opponents with 8-1 victories at DePauw University on Sunday.

The No. 5-ranked UChicago men moved to 7-0 on the season and the No. 10-ranked Maroon women improved to 5-0. The No. 34-ranked DePauw men fell to 1-2 and the No. 25-ranked women evened their record at 1-1.

The women were first in action on the morning. After easily taking No. 3 doubles, UChicago battled with DePauw at the No. 1 and 2 spots. The No. 1 team of freshman Marjorie Antohi and sophomore Rachel Kim won 9-7 and the Tigers countered with an 8-6 victory at No. 2.

Once singles got underway, the Maroons pulled away by clinching straight-set wins in the top four spots. The visitors were pushed to three sets at No. 5 and 6, but UChicago came away with strong finishes in each. Junior Ariana Iranpour, Antohi, Kim and freshman Estefania Navarro were all winners in both singles and doubles play.

With the men on tap in the afternoon, UChicago kept up its doubles dominance with three victories by matching 8-3 margins. The Maroons then took five of the six singles matches, including four in straight sets. Sophomore Charlie Pei and freshman Erik Kerrigan tallied victories in singles and doubles play.

Women: UChicago 8, DePauw 1
Singles

1. Ariana Iranpour (UC) def. Maddie Lee (DPW) 7-5, 6-3
2. Marjorie Antohi (UC) def. Gretchen Wilder (DPW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Rachel Kim (UC) def. Ali Bush (DPW) 6-4, 6-3
4. Tiffany Chen (UC) def. Alyssa Seneviratne (DPW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Estefania Navarro (UC) def. Colleen Morris (DPW) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
6. Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Megan Galle (DPW) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Doubles
1. Marjorie Antohi/Rachel Kim (UC) def. Maddie Lee/Gretchen Wilder (DPW) 9-7
2. Alyssa Seneviratne/Meredith Breda (DPW) def. Tiffany Chen/Alyssa Rudin (UC) 8-6
3. Ariana Iranpour/Estefania Navarro (UC) def. Ali Bush/Megan Galle (DPW) 8-3

Men: UChicago 8, DePauw 1
Singles

1. Dan Rodefeld (DPW) def. Nicolas Chua (UC) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 10-3
2. Charlie Pei (UC) def. Patrick Farrell (DPW) 6-2, 6-3
3. Luke Tsai (UC) def. Matt Santen (DPW) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Jaird Meyer (UC) def. Greg Frauenheim (DPW) 6-4, 6-2
5. Peter Leung (UC) def. Petar Barcot (DPW) 4-6, 6-2, 10-3
6. Erik Kerrigan (UC) def. Matthew Quammen (DPW) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles
1. Ninan Kumar/Erik Kerrigan (UC) def. Dan Rodefeld/Patrick Farrell (DPW) 8-3
2. Tyler Raclin/Max Hawkins (UC) def. Matt Santen/John Daseke (DPW) 8-3
3. Bobby Bethke/Charlie Pei (UC) def. Nate Wallace/Harold Martin (DPW) 8-3

NEXT MATCHES:

  • MEN: Friday, Feb. 24 @ 12:00 PM (ET) – UChicago vs. Pomona-Pitzer (at Cleveland, Ohio)
  • WOMEN: Saturday, Feb. 25 @ 1:00 PM / 4:00 PM – Principia College at UChicago / John Carroll University at UChicago