Category: Tennis

Stepping out of conference for the final time, and outdoors at home for the first time this spring, the Bradley University women’s tennis team was defeated 4-3 by Nebraska Omaha Sunday at the David Markin Tennis Courts. After getting a doubles win from junior Carly Miles and freshman Ashley Thai, the Braves (4-12) dropped the remaining two matches to give the Mavericks (5-9) the doubles point. Bradley struck first in singles, getting a straight-sets win from juinior Elizabeth Przystawski, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 6. After Omaha wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles to go up 3-1, junior Cassia Wojtalik cut the deficit to 3-2, winning 6-4, 7-5 at No. 5. After Omaha clinched the match with a win at No. 3, Carly Miles set the final outcome with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 decision at No. 4. Click here for the box score.

-Bob


Bradley rallied from a 3-1 deficit by winning the third set in each of the last three matches, earning a 4-3 women’s tennis victory against visiting Nebraska-Omaha (4-10) Friday afternoon at the David Markin Tennis Courts. The Braves (8-10) matched the program’s best season victory total in the last 20 years when No. 6 singles player Kennedy Scott pulled out a 7-6, 4-6, 7-5 win in the final match of the day. Coming off consecutive 3-20 campaigns, Bradley now has won eight matches in five seasons since a 14-7 campaign in 1992-93. Scott was given the opportunity to play for the clinching point when sophomore Cassia Wojtalik fought off five match points in the third set for a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 win at No. 4 singles. After the Mavericks swept the three doubles matches to earn the day’s first point, Elizabeth Przystawski breezed to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles to knot the match at 1-1. Omaha moved to within one point of the win by winning a pair of straight-set decisions at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, but Carly Miles started the Bradley comeback with a 7-6, 3-6, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles.

-Bob




Bradley University freshman Ahmed Albitar won in his first career match at No. 1 singles and the Braves (8-10) breezed by Chicago State (0-16) with a 7-0 dual-match decision Friday afternoon at the David Markin Tennis Courts. Chicago State used only five players in Friday afternoon’s match, so the Braves began the day with a 1-0 lead and needed to win just one doubles match for a 2-0 advantage.  Albitar teamed with sophomore Hamish Weerasinghe to quickly secure that second point as the Braves duo cruised to an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles. After Kevin Keiner earned a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles, Arthur Romanet secured the team victory minutes later with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles.  The straight-set victories continued for the Braves with Weerasinghe claiming a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 3, Albitar with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph at No. 1 and concluding with Ashton Kalhorn‘s 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2.  Justin Abrams was credited with a default victory at No. 6 singles.

-Bob

Bradley University Men’s Tennis coach Jesse Plote the #2 seed in the Tri-County tennis tournament defeated his former player Evgeny Somoylov the #3 seed in semi-final action 7-5, 6-1 at Glen-Oak Park. Jesse advances to the men’s open singles championship match on Sunday against the #1 seed in the tournament Jordan Nestrud.

-Bob

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