On a vibrantly sunny day in Denver, the CSU-Pueblo men’s tennis team ran through Colorado Christian en route to an 8-1 victory. The result bumped the Pack’s fall record to 2-1, and will leave the men feeling reasonably confident heading into next month’s ITA tournament in Nebraska.
The team still did not field what is projected to be its first team, but so far, the Pack has proven to have great depth -- a luxury not possessed by previous Thunderwolf teams.
The reliable doubles pairing of Beau Fresquez (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) and Ricardo Oaxaca (Jr., Puebla, Mexico) won at one doubles, and Andres Morales (So., Puebla, Mexico) again partnered Philipp Penkatzki (Sr., Bottrop, Germany) at two doubles. Big serving Anthony Breitenbach (Fr., Tigard, Ore.) teamed up with Elliot Silva (So, Neodesha, Kan.) for a victory at the third doubles position.
The Pack’s singles results were much improved today as well, as numbers one through four singles all ran out to easy victories. Freshman Andrew Rogers recorded his first collegiate win at the six spot, making for a nice conclusion to the weekend road trip.
The potential of this year’s team has raised the level of expectation for the upcoming season considerably. “I think the team is really starting to come together,” said freshman Sean MacIndoe (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.), fresh off an exhibition match against a fellow ineligible CCU opponent. “Once we get all of our guys eligible, we’re really going to be a force in the conference.”
Head coach Tom Durham echoed those sentiments by stating he feels his team is ready to take the RMAC by storm.
CSU-Pueblo men vs Colorado Christian University
1 doubles: Oaxaca-Fresquez def. Walder-Warren 8-5
2 doubles: Morales-Penkatzki def. Cooper-Chrysler 8-2
3 doubles: Breitenbach-Silva def. Wooding-Bohlen 8-1
1 singles: Beau Fresquez def. Walder 7-5, ret.
2 singles: Ricardo Oaxaca def. Cooper 6-1, 6-0
3 singles: Philipp Penkatzki def. Warren 6-0, 6-1
4 singles: Anthony Breitenbach def. Chrysler 6-2, 6-0
5 singles: Elliot Silva lost to Wooding 2-6, 3-6
6 singles: Andrew Rogers def. Bohlen