Both the men’s and women’s teams dominated in their respective tournaments this past weekend.
The men’s team traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma this past weekend to compete in the St. Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championship.
This weekend, junior transfer Akinori Wada made his debut, while the Sheehy brothers took on the 32nd ranked duo in the nation from Middle Tennessee and lost in a very competitive three-set match. The Sheehy brothers won the first set 6-4 before dropping in the other two sets 6-3 and 10-8.
In the first round of the singles draw, Eddy Leardini of Oral Roberts University beat Akinori Wada of ACU 6-3 in both sets. ACU’s Niko Moceanu beat Louisville’s Federico Gomez 7-6, 6-4.
Johnathan Sheehy took down Luis Morillo Diaz from Middle Tennessee St 6-0, 4-6, 6-2. In the second round of the singles tournament, both Niko and Johnathan lost to their opponents, but Josh Sheehy took out Grey Cacciatore from Florida 6-1, 6-4. Josh’s run ended in the third round when he lost to Auburn’s Brandon Laubser 7-5,6-2.
The men’s team will have a break as they are off this weekend, but will be back in action the following weekend at the UTSA Invitational on Oct. 12-16.
The women’s team was also in action this past weekend in Boulder at the Colorado Invitational.
The women’s team came away with 15 wins this past weekend in doubles and singles matches combined.
Jordan Henry, Sylvia Viljoen Nini Memishishi, Sarah Adams and Lleana Mocciola walked away with victories for the team.
The women’s team has a quick turn around because they will be competing this weekend at the SMU Invitational.
“Being a college athlete is all about quick turnarounds,” Henry said. “I mean you always have to be mentally ready to play another match. I mean we are coming out today to practice playing matches.”