The Iowa Central men's tennis team picked up two more wins over the weekend, defeating Morningside 8-1 and St. Ambrose 9-0. In both matches, Iowa Central began quickly with solid doubles wins and carried that momentum over into singles play.
Vs. Morningside (at Sioux City Friday 9/8)
- Roman/Roseth (IC) defeated Castro/Sanz (M) 8-5
- Way/Fifield (IC) defeated Betts/Krishna (M) 8-6
- Lekoko/Zane Baker (IC) defeated Prochaska/Silas Saldenha (M) 8-4
- Manuel Roman (IC) defeated Sam Castro (M) 6-0, 6-2
- Chase Roseth (IC) defeated Jordan Betts (M) 6-3, 6-1
- Colten Way (IC) defeated Akshay Krishna (M) 6-3, 6-1
- Jesus Sanz (M) defeated Antony Lekoko (IC) 6-1, 4-6, 11-9
- Steven Mears (IC) defeated Max Prochaska (M) 6-3, 6-0
- Nicholas Fifield (IC) defeated Jory Opp (M) 6-1, 6-2
Vs. Saint Ambrose (at Quad Cities Saturday 9/9)
- Roman/Roseth (IC) defeated Anderson/Deluga (SA) 8-0
- Way/Fifield (IC) defeated Allee/Zaccato (SA) 8-2
- Lekoko/Zane Baker (IC) defeated Wheeler/Temple (SA) 8-0
- Manuel Roman (IC) defeated Jake Anderson (SA) 6-0, 6-2
- Chase Roseth (IC) defeated Michael Allee (SA) 6-0, 6-0
- Colten Way (IC) defeated Bradley Wheeler (SA) 6-1, 6-1
- Antony Lekoko (IC) defeated Daniel Rohlf (SA) 6-3, 6-3
- Steven Mears (IC) defeated Jake Temple (SA) 6-0, 6-0
- Nicholas Fifield (IC) defeated Colin Stiefer (SA) 6-0, 6-4
In Varsity Reserve competition, Iowa Central defeated Morningside 4-1 and Saint Ambrose 4-1.
"Our men played very focused tennis all weekend, and it really started with the win Thursday over Grand View. We improved our overall play during the course of the weekend, and beat Mornignside who has good line-up depth. St. Ambrose graduated several top players from last year's squad, so they were not as strong; however, our guys did a great job of keeping up the intensity and winning big points in key games. Our doubles play was a strong for us the entire weekend; Friday vs. Morningside was probably the best we have served and returned serve since our program started," said Head Coach Todd Redenius.
With the win Iowa Central moves to 3-2 on the year and will host Buena Vista at Dodger Courts at 3:30 Thursday.