Tennis prepares for seasons ending

Mens and women gear up for UAA Championship

The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s tennis teams played well heading into their final games of the regular season, seeding fourth and fifth in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Tennis Championships, respectively.

The nationally ranked No. 21 women’s tennis team defeated No. 25 Denison University 6-3 on April 18. Sophomore Sarah Berchuck and junior Surya Khadilkar brought the team to an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles and also won No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively. Sophomore Jennifer Lowe and junior Michelle Djohan brought in a 8-5 victory in No. 3 doubles. Djohan also earned a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 6 singles, while senior Marianne Bonanno and freshman Nithya Kanagasegar won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles.

The women’s team then finished their regular season with an 8-1 win at Ohio Wesleyan University on April 19, with both the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams of Berchuck and Khadilkar and Lowe and Djohan, respectively, earning 8-0 wins. The No. 3 team, sophomore Kennedy Mulholland and freshman Peyton Young, also won an 8-3 victory.

The women’s team finished the season with an 11-6 record, which seeded them in fifth in the UAA Women’s Tennis Championship. Led by Kanagasegar, Bonanno, Khadilkar, Djohan and junior Sara Zargham, they faced off against the University of Chicago on April 23, after The Observer went to print. Results can be found on the Athletic Department’s website.

For men’s tennis, seniors Will Drougas and Bas van Lent helped lead Case Western to a win over the College of Wooster and Oberlin College on April 19.

At Wooster, No. 1 doubles CJ Krimbill and Louis Stuerke won 8-1, while No. 2 doubles Drougas and junior Viswajit Simhadri also won with the same score. The No. 3 duo of freshmen Andrew Komarov and Tytus Chen played their way to an 8-2 victory.

Drougas also won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while Krimbill won 6-3, 6-4 in No. 2 singles. Van Lent won 6-3, 7-6 (10-8) in No. 4 singles.

The team also beat Oberlin in doubles, with Krimbill and Stuerke winning 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, Drougas and Simhadri winning 9-7 at No. 2 doubles and Kamarov and Chen winning 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.

Drougas and van Lent also won three out of four singles matches, while Stuerke, Komarov and Dughi won straight-set wins.

This led the team to the fourth seed at the UAA Men’s Tennis Championship, where they will play against the University of Chicago on April 24, led by Krimbill, Stuerke and Drougas. Results can be found on the Athletic Department’s website.