Men’s Tennis Downs Roosevelt 5-4

CHICAGO—The Scarlet Hawks took on the Roosevelt University Lakers on Friday afternoon in a non-conference matchup. A neutral site match as both teams call XS Tennis home during the season, the Scarlet Hawks defeated RU 5-4.

How It Happened

  • In doubles, the top combo of Pol de Santiago and Franklin Zhong were 8-1 winners.
  • Mohammed Shamel and Brody Croonquist were also victorious for Tech, as the tandem won 8-5.
  • Yousef Abdo and Adam Laitinen, the team’s second doubles pairing, fell 9-7 in a close contest.
  • Tech was victorious in #3, #4, and #6 singles. Zhong won out of the third spot 6-2, 6-2, while Laitinen and Croonquist won tight matches. Laitinen was victorious 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (6), while Croonquist won 6-7, 5-7, 1-0 (10).
  • de Santiago (3-6, 5-7), Abdo (3-6, 7-5, 0-1 12), and Shamel (4-6, 4-6) were defeated in #1, #2, and #5 singles respectively.

Up Next

  • Tech will have an exhibition match against Prairie State College tomorrow before traveling to Augustana University for a match on Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m.