The UWW Men’s Tennis Team had a stellar performance this weekend taking out Wheaton(IL) 9-0, Hope(MI) 9-0, and UW-Oshkosh 8-1 at the Warhawk Invite. The Warhawks were able to use several different line-ups getting all 14 players action over the weekend. Of particular note was Glinert’s nice weekend as he took out three very good opponents (Johnson, Gardner, and Lewison) all in straight sets and Brady Porter being called on for two wins at the #6 singles spot.
On Friday night the Warhawks took on Wheaton at Four Lakes Athletic Club in Elkhorn, WI. Glinert/Caiati, Hintz/Scanlan, and Harmatys/Covelli all came through early giving the Hawks a 3-0 lead after doubles with 8-2, 8-4, and 8-3 wins, respectively. This set the tone for some solid singles. Scanlan was the lone Warhawk pushed to a third set and he prevailed 10-6 in the match tie-break. It was also nice to see Hintz pick up a win in the #6 slot.
On Saturday the Hawks first faced Hope College. Hope always has good doubles and pushed the Hawks at #1 (8-5) and #2 (9-8). At #3 Covelli now combined with Miller and they cruised to an 8-1 win. Halweg entered at #4 singles and won 6-3, 6-1. Covelli won a tight first set then cruised to his first dual match singles lineup win, and Brady Porter won #6 in his dual match lineup debut of the season.
Saturday was capped off with a win over rival UW-Oshkosh. Glinert and Caiati continued with their 5 match win streak winning 8-2. Hintz/Scanlan squeaked out a victory at #2, and Harmatys/Krieger returned well to fight off the hard pounding Titan duo at #3 8-6. In singles Glinert served and volleyed well to take out Lewison, Caiati had to win his in three. Harmatys outlasted Blackburn. Halweg was simply outhit as Robbie Price was banging serves and forehands and playing a mean net game giving the Warhawks their only individual loss of the weekend. Krieger cruised at #5 and Porter played great tennis in an interesting match up as he faced his former high school team mate David Brown winning 6-1, 6-3.
The Warhawks showed their depth at Exhibition as well, with Sansait, Miller, Schwartz, Taylor, Rademacher, Halweg, and Krieger all combining for an 8-1 record in exhibition matches.
It was a great weekend with a lot of solid experience for everyone. Next up for the Warhawks is a trip to Michigan. The Hawks will face Kalamazoo at 9am and Albion at 2pm in Western Michigan on Saturday.