Maroon Tennis Sweeps Coe

Daryn Ellison and Luke Tsai
Daryn Ellison and Luke Tsai

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago tennis teams produced dominant play throughout the lineup as both squads shut out Coe College 9-0 on Saturday evening.

The No. 9-ranked Maroon women (8-0 record) raced through their doubles matches with a trio of matching 8-1 scores. Singles was similarly one sided – UChicago only allowed two games or fewer in five of the matches. Sophomore Alyssa Rudin and junior Adrienne Travis each posted 6-0, 6-0 shutouts at third and sixth singles, respectively. Sophomore Laura Gutierrez (6-1, 6-0) and first-year Daryn Ellison (6-0, 6-1) nearly replicated that feat at the fourth and fifth spots.

The ninth-ranked UChicago men (7-0 record) staked themselves to a quick 3-0 lead as well, with No. 1 doubles going the distance. The duo of sophomore Tyler Raclin and first-year Jeremy Yuan came out on top in the tiebreaker 12-10. With their attention turned to singles, the Maroons did not drop a set in any of the six matches. Senior Luke Tsai took down Brady Anderson at No. 1 by a 6-3, 6-4 score. At No. 5, junior Charlie Pei blew past his opposition 6-1, 6-0. Multiple winners included Yuan, Pei, sophomore Erik Kerrigan and sophomore Abhin Sharma.

Men: UChicago 9, Coe 0
Singles
1. Luke Tsai (UC) def. Brady Anderson (COE) 6-3, 6-4
2. Erik Kerrigan (UC) def. Josh Pudlo (COE) 6-1, 6-2
3. Jeremy Yuan (UC) def. Nate Ackert (COE) 6-3, 6-3
4. Abhin Sharma (UC) def. Luke Ford (COE) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)
5. Charlie Pei (UC) def. Evgeny Pakhomenko (COE) 6-1, 6-0
6. Peter Leung (UC) def. Jake Kudrick (COE) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles
1. Jeremy Yuan/Tyler Raclin (UC) def. Brady Anderson/Nate Ackert (COE) 9-8 (12-10)
2. Erik Kerrigan/Abhin Sharma (UC) def. Josh Pudlo/Luke Ford (COE) 8-4
3. Bobby Bethke/Charlie Pei (UC) def. Nate Greiner/Jake Kudrick (COE) 8-3

Women: UChicago 9, Coe 0
Singles
1. Claire Handa (UC) def. Haley Resnick (COE) 6-1, 6-4
2. Catherine Xu (UC) def. Lauren French (COE) 6-1, 6-1
3. Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Stephanie Bush (COE) 6-0, 6-0
4. Laura Gutierrez (UC) def. Ella White (COE) 6-1, 6-0
5. Daryn Ellison (UC) def. Victoria Montoya (COE) 6-0, 6-1
6. Adrienne Travis (UC) def. Laura Gibson (COE) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
1. Marjorie Antohi/Claire Handa (UC) def. Haley Resnick/Lauren French (COE) 8-1
2. Catherine Xu/Laura Gutierrez (UC) def. Eliza Sundermann/Victoria Montoya (COE) 8-1
3. Alyssa Rudin/Daryn Ellison (UC) def. Stephanie Bush/Ella White (COE) 8-1

NEXT MATCHES:

  • MEN: Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25 – UChicago at ITA Indoor Championship (St. Peter, Minn.)
  • WOMEN: Friday-Sunday, Mar. 2-4 – UChicago at ITA Indoor Championship (Chattanooga, Tenn.)