The Warhawks traveled to Green Bay to face a couple of Wisconsin foes Friday. In the afternoon they took out St Norbert College 8-1, then followed that with a night match against D-1 UW-Green Bay where they played very well, but were unable to dent the Phoenix. The team was without the services of their #3 player Mike Harmatys due to a prior commitment, but overall, the players stepped up in his absence and had a great day.
Against the St Norbert Knights in doubles, Caiati/Glinert extended their win streak to 8 wins at #1 winning 8-0. Scanlan/Hintz also won 8-4 at #2. The only loss in the match came at #3 doubles in a match that went back and forth with neither team being able to pull away. In the end the Knights played a nice tie break winning 9-8 (5). In singles, all Warhawk players won in straight sets including Brady Porter who stepped in at #6 winning 6-2, 6-0.
The Warhawks fought hard against UWGB, but fell 7-0, despite several strong individual performances. The Phoenix have been recruiting well and have certainly improved since the last time the Warhawks faced them three years ago. We nearly started off with the doubles point, but things didn’t fall into place. Right off the bat, Hintz/Scanlan jumped out to a 2 break lead, and then held serve the rest of the way to knock off Clegg/Shiric 8-4. At that time #1 doubles had just broken back, then took a 5-4 lead and #3 doubles was on serve at 4-4. Caiati/Glinert and Covelli/Miller were each broken shortly thereafter, and were unable to give the Warhawks the doubles point (in D-1 only 1 point is awarded for doubles for the team that wins the majority of the doubles matches). In singles, several players had solid sets and matches. Glinert and Caiati in particular had matches that could have gone either way at #1 and #2, but in the end their opponents came out on top in over-time second sets. Scanlan who moved up to the #3 slot played very well, but lost a break per set against Clegg 6-4, 6-3. Halweg and Krieger each had a solid set in each of their matches against very strong opponents as well. Covelli’s opponent at #6 exhibited his power and attacked the net well to get the victory.
Many of you have really enjoyed coach Bickett’s twitter updates
(for men and women). He gives results as each individual match ends, so you know what is happening as it happens. You can simply go to http://twitter.com/uwwtennis
to see the incoming results, or you can have the results texted to you as they happen by setting up your own account at that link, then go to settings then mobile then send a text to the number they indicate then hit the mobile phone. Sounds complicated, but I did it, so it can’t be too tough.
The Hawks are now 5-5, but the five losses were to two D-1 opponents and three nationally ranked D-3 teams. We are hoping this tough early schedule will prepare them for a nice stretch run.
This upcoming weekend is a weekend off for the men as the women’s team will be holding their alumni event at home. The following weekend both men and women will be taking to the road together and will face Gustavus Adolphus and Sioux Falls, SD in St Peter, MN on March 12 and 13.
We’ll keep you posted and GO WARHAWKS!!
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach
Director of the Warhawk Tennis Camps
Assistant Director of Warhawk Camps and Intercollegiate Athletics Outreach
email@example.com, Office: 262-472-6201, Cell: 608-201-7081, fax: 262-472-2791