Men’s tennis suffers loss

Dillan Schorfheide, Men's Tennis Reporter


Eastern’s men’s tennis team fell to 1-6 in itsspring season after a loss Saturday to IUPUI.

This came after the team’s first win of the season Feb. 3 against Saint Francis that ended the team’s four game losing streak to start the spring season.

Eastern’s one-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Saturday after the Jaguars beat the Panthers 6-1; winning all doubles matches and losing only one singles match, which was won by Eastern freshman Freddie O’Brien.

O’Brien has played well thus far in the spring, improving to a 4-3 singles record with the win Saturday, and he has taken on some of Eastern’s opponents’ best players with confidence and played tough against them.

Also performing well Saturday were junior Grant Reiman, in the No. 2 spot in the lineup and freshman Marko Stefan Janjusic, who was in the No. 5 spot in the lineup.  Both forced a third set with their opponent, but both lost in the third set as well.

With the loss, Eastern’s five-game win streak over IUPUI, dating back to 2004, was ended, and the Jaguars improved to 3-5 on the year.

These aspects include communication on the court, handling their emotions, not worrying about the score, handling the pace of play and having high energy throughout the matches.

Eastern does not have an easy schedule coming up. Eastern faces, in order, Valparaiso, SIU, Saint Joseph’s, Wisconsin and Detroit.  Each of the five teams, despite a winning or losing record, have more wins this spring than Eastern (except SIU).

Valparaiso is 4-1 so far this spring, SIU is 1-1, Saint Joseph’s is 2-2, Wisconsin is 4-1 and Detroit is 2-4.

Dillan Schorfheide can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]