Sept. 11, 2006
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CSU Women's Tennis - at
Date: September 16-17.
CSU Men's Tennis - Idle
Next: vs. Case Western, Sept. 20, 3:00 p.m.
FIRST SERVE: After opening the season with a strong performance at the Bradley Invitational in
PREVIEWING THE WOMEN: Senior Sarah Galon opened the season on a good note, going 3-0 at Bradley at No. 1 singles. Two freshmen, Denisa Muntean and Charlotte Gibbons, have established themselves early as players who can contribute in the top half of the lineup. Muntean won two of her three matches at the No. 2 spot and Gibbons, who started out at No. 5 singles, climbed to the No. 3 spot and won, 6-0, 6-0 over Jessica Drake of
WOMEN PRESENT DOUBLE TROUBLE: CSU controlled doubles action at Bradley over the opening weekend, winning six of nine matches. Sarah Galon and Morgan Ungerott remained dangerous at No. 1 doubles, posting a 3-0 record. The duo combined to go 22-8 last season in the top doubles spot. The No. 2 team, featuring Kristin Chamberlain with either Charlotte Gibbons or Denisa Muntean, won two of three matches. The third combo team went 1-2 for the weekend and featured a mix of four different players.
ETZKIN ON THE WOMEN: "The tournament at Bradley served its purpose because we wanted to play a lot of matches to start the season. It was nice to see our players at the top of the lineup winning a lot of matches. We feel like we are now better prepared to compete and we're off to a good start."
PREVIEWING THE MEN: The
ETZKIN ON THE MEN: "We had a very successful first tournament. Rob West winning his flight was one of the highlights, but I was extremely happy that everyone finished in the top half of the tournament. We are going to work on our doubles lineup in practice, try to solidify our lineup and get ready for our next match against Case Western and our next tournament at the Bradley Invitational."
WEST LIKES THE FALL CLASSIC: For the second straight year, Rob West has left the St. Bonaventure Fall Classic with an unblemished ledger. West claimed the No. 6 singles flight with three straight wins, opening with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Youngstown State's Maurice Rucker and a 6-0, 6-1 win over Steve Steenland of St. Bonaventure. West concluded his march to the title with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Jimmy Volgelgesang (brother of CSU women's player Christine) of Duquesne. West is 6-0 all-time at the St. Bonaventure Classic.
WIPPRECHT NOT SO BAD EITHER: Steven Wipprecht finished second in the No. 5 singles flight, matching his runner-up finish at the Fall Classic last year. Wipprecht defeated
WHAT GREAT SPORTS:
UP NEXT: The Viking women will host IPFW on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the