While most of the student body was at home relaxing over break, the men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Hilton Head, South Car. where they met some intense competition. The women’s team showed no mercy in Hilton Head as they defeated all four of their opponents.
Their first opponent Frostburg State didn’t stand a chance as the Dutchwomen swept the doubles matches and won all but one singles match, earning them an 8-1 victory. The next day the ladies faced University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where they defeated the Wisconsinites 7-2. Natalia Pezzuco ’20 and Natalia Pronchick ’17 showed outstanding performances in the singles matches while the team swept in the doubles matches for the second straight day.
On their third day in sunny South Carolina, the Dutchwomen showed no mercy. They faced Hollins and Buena Vista who they swept 9-0 in both matches. Their first match against Hollins yielded a dominant performances from Madeline Hamparian ’20 who didn’t lose a game in singles play. Their second match against Buena Vista started out with three wins in doubles competition. T
he girls didn’t let up and swept singles matches with exceptional games from Pezzuco and Pronchick. The Dutchwomen finished 4-0 in Hilton Head showing a promising start to the spring season. The men’s team started off with a 9-0 shutout over Frostburg State, sweeping all three doubles matches. Zach Kaplan ’19 and Del Schunk ’20 had outstanding performances winning both of their doubles and singles matches.
The Dutchmen then took a hard loss to Oberlin only managing to achieve two wins over Oberlin’s seven. On their final day in South Carolina, the boys had a tough day of competition. Their first opponent was Earlham who dominated the courts beating Union 8-1. But the tough loss didn’t linger; it fueled the Dutchmen to beat Buena Vista University 8-1 with stellar singles performances from Schunk, Thomas Andre ’20, Sam Varsano ’19 and David Bond ’20. The Dutchmen finished in South Carolina 2-2.