Housman Helps Tech Down Bethel to Start Spring Trip

ORLANDO, Fla.—On Monday, the Illinois Tech men’s tennis team took on Bethel to begin its spring trip in Orlando at the USTA National Center. The Scarlet Hawks (7-6) won the nighttime match over Bethel (7-4) by a score of 6-3.

How It Happened

  • While Bethel took the first two doubles matches, Davis Housman and Brody Croonquist were able to take the #3 slot by defeating Erik Beckers and Peter Wachtler 8-6.
  • In singles, Pol de Santiago continued his remarbakle freshman season with a win over Hunter Fernelius in #1 singles 8-5.
  • Tech’s #3 singles player, Franklin Zhong, showed resiliency, coming back after losing 4-6 to win 6-2 and then 1-0 (10-3).
  • Housman was the only Scarlet Hawk to win in both singles and doubles, as the freshman was victorious over Nick Kundsen 6-2, 6-0 in #4 singles.
  • Adam Laitinen won in #5 singles 6-1, 6-2 over Joey Mueller.
  • Rounding out the singles wins for the Hawks was Mohammed Shamel, winning 6-2, 6-0 as #6 against Andrew Jenson.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks continue the spring trip today against UW-Superiror with a 6:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. CT) match at the UTSA National Center.