The men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Florida over spring break to compete in matches from March 20 until March 22.
Both teams competed against Hamline University on March 20 and Birmingham-Southern College on March 21. Then, they competed against College of St. Scholastica, Elmhurst College and Western Connecticut State on March 22.
The Dutchwomen finished their spring break tournament beating three of the four teams they competed against. Natalia Pronchick ’17, Mina Hsia ’17, Hayley Lough ’16, Paige Webster ’19, Julianne Loree ’18 and Lena Diller ’18 each competed in singles competition on day one of the tournament. Loree and Diller won both of their matches with scores of 6-0 and 6-0 and 6-3 and 6-0, respectively.
Then, they played in doubles competition in pairs that consisted of Lough and Webster, Hsia and Pronchick and Diller and Loree. Pronchick and Hsia played solidly with an 8-4 win, while the two other pairs lost to Hamline.
On day two of the tournament, the Dutchwomen struggled and were swept by Birmingham-Southern College. On the third day of the tournament, the Dutchwomen competed against the College of St. Scholastica and Elmhurst College.
The team performed strongly and dominated on the court. The Dutchwomen struggled at the beginning of their matches against St. Scholastica, but they came back strong and won. Energized by their win earlier in the day, the team pulled out another win against Elmhurst College.
The Dutchmen finished up their spring break tournament defeating one out of the four teams they competed against. On day one, the team took on Hamline with single matches played by Max McGeown ’19, Brendan Conry ’17, David Brown ’17, John Kodera ’17, Max Sandberg ’18 and John Shanley ’18. Sandberg and McGeown won both of their singles matches with scores of 6-4 and 7-5 and 7-6 and 7-3, respectively.
Brown and Sandberg also performed well in their doubles match defeating their opponent 8-4. Although the team did pull out a few match wins, they struggled and lost to Hamline.
The Dutchmen woes continued as they were defeated by both Birmingham-Southern College and College of St. Scholastica. However, in the men’s final contest of the trip, played against Western Connecticut State, the Dutchmen pulled out an 8-1 victory.
The Dutchwomen play next on April 7 against SUNY Oneonta and the Dutchmen compete next on April 10 against the University of Rochester.