CLEVELAND – The University of Chicago tennis teams closed out their weekend trip to Cleveland with a perfect 6-0 ledger, as the Maroons topped Oberlin College 9-0 and Trinity University (Texas) 7-2 on Sunday morning.
UChicago's men (5-0 record) blew away Oberlin in doubles play with scores of 8-1, 8-3 and 8-1. Singles was similarly one-sided as the Maroons did not allowed more than three games in any set en route to a singles sweep. Five different players only allowed three games in total in their victories. Multi winners included sophomore Ninan Kumar, first-year Jeremy Yuan, sophomore Erik Kerrigan and sophomore Abhin Sharma.
The No. 9-ranked Maroon women (6-0 record) took on another ranked opponent with No. 16 Trinity University (Texas). Doubles got off to a good start with matching 8-4 victories at No. 1 and No. 2. Third doubles nearly went to a tiebreak before first-year Daryn Ellison and sophomore Alyssa Rudin pulled away to win 9-7.
First-years Claire Handa (6-1, 6-0) and Catherine Xu (6-3, 6-2) quickly clinched the team win at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. The day's multiple winners featured Rudin, Handa, Xu and sophomore Laura Gutierrez.
Men: UChicago 9, Oberlin 0
1. Luke Tsai (UC) def. Stephen Gruppuso (OBER) 6-2, 6-1
2. Erik Kerrigan (UC) def. Zachary Vaughn (OBER) 6-1, 6-1
3. Jeremy Yuan (UC) def. Manickam Manickam (OBER) 6-3, 6-3
4. Alejandro Rodriguez (UC) def. Levi Kimmel (OBER) 6-3, 6-0
5. Abhin Sharma (UC) def. Camron Cohen (OBER) 6-1, 6-2
6. Ninan Kumar (UC) def. Matthew Gittings (OBER) 6-1, 6-0
1. Nicolas Chua/Ninan Kumar (UC) def. Stephen Gruppuso/Camron Cohen (OBER) 8-1
2. Tyler Raclin/Jeremy Yuan (UC) def. Robert Gittings/Elliot Nuss (OBER) 8-3
3. Erik Kerrigan/Abhin Sharma (UC) def. Manickam Manickam/Levi Kimmel (OBER) 8-1
Women: UChicago 7, Trinity (Texas) 2
1. Caroline Kutach (TUT) def. Marjorie Antohi (UC) 6-4, 3-6, 10-6
2. Claire Handa (UC) def. Andrea De Leon (TUT) 6-1, 6-0
3. Catherine Xu (UC) def. Zoe Kaffen (TUT) 6-3, 6-2
4. Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Ashley DeBauge (TUT) 6-0, 5-7, 10-8
5. Laura Gutierrez (UC) def. Mary Kaffen (TUT) 7-5, 6-4
6. Francesca Canjar (TUT) def. Adrienne Travis (UC) 6-4, 6-4
1. Marjorie Antohi/Claire Handa (UC) def. Zoe Kaffen/Mary Kaffen (TUT) 8-4
2. Catherine Xu/Laura Gutierrez (UC) def. Cheyenne Duncan/Meredith Jackson (TUT) 8-4
3. Daryn Ellison/Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Caroline Kutach/Andrea De Leon (TUT) 9-7
- Friday, Feb. 16 @ 6:00 PM – DePauw University at UChicago (XS Tennis Village)