Men’s tennis team loses weekend matches

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter


Coming into the spring schedule, Eastern men’s tennis player Freddie O’Brien lost his first match against Indiana. But O’Brien continued to roll against Wright State and Dayton over the weekend.

Even though the Panthers lost to Wright State 6-1 and Dayton 4-0, O’Brien has now won five straight matches in singles play.

O’Brien won his fourth-straight match for the Panthers playing at No. 1 singles as he beat Michal Kianicka in three sets.

O’Brien won 6-1, 3-6 and 6-0. The sophomore was named the OVC Male Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday. The Panthers lost the doubles point, dropping the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles match.

Eastern’s No. 2 doubles team of Logan Charbonneau and Jared Woodson held a 4-3 advantage in their match when the Raiders clinched the doubles point leaving that match unfinished.

Freshman Charbonneau fell to Fernando Nardelli at No. 2 singles by a score of 6-3, 6-0. Woodson lost at No. 6 singles for the Panthers to Carlos Estrada-Sanchez by scores of 7-5, 6-3.

In singles play against Wright State, Nardelli defeated Charbonneau 6-3, 6-0. Pun topped Grant Reiman 6-2, 6-1. Ueltzhoeffer def. Trent Reiman 6-0, 6-1. De La Villa defeated Kingsmith 6-4, 7-6. Estrada-Sanchez def. Jared Woodson 7-5, 6-3.

After the match on Saturday against Wright State, Eastern fell to 1-4 on the year, while Wright State improved to 2-1.

As for action against Dayton on Sunday, Dayton picked up a 4-0 win over Eastern finishing its two match weekend in Ohio.

The Flyers won the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Eastern’s No. 1 doubles team of O’Brien and Trent had their match unfinished after Dayton won the point before.

In singles action, Dayton won all three points to secure the victory beating the Panthers in straight sets at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

Eastern’s top three singles players had their matches left unfinished. Charbonneau was tied at 3-3 in the second set with Carsten Fisher at No. 2 singles. Grant had a 2-1 lead in the second set of his match at No. 3 singles.

Fisher and Berry the doubles team for Dayton defeated O’Brien and Trent 5-1.

Jener and Benjamin topped the team of Woodson and Charbonneau 6-1. Harper and Jayaram defeated Grant and Kingsmith 6-1.

In singles play for Eastern, O’Brien and Dayton’s Zach Berry went unfinished 6-7, 0-1.

Charbonneau and Carsten Fisher also went unfinished 3-6, 3-3. Another match went unfinished, as Grant and Steven Karl at 5-7, 2-1.

Dayton’s Jener defeated Kingsmith 6-3, 6-3. Harper won his match against Woodson 6-0, 6-1 and Jayman Jhattu defeated Davis 6-0, 7-5.

Eastern fell to 1-5 after losing its second match of the weekend.

The Panthers now waits till Friday for its next match on the road against Saint Louis.

Vince Lovergine can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]