Iowa Central sweeps Grand View
The Iowa Central men’s and women’s tennis teams defeated Grand View on Thursday at Dodger Courts.
The men won 6-3 and the women earned a 4-2 victory.
Colten Way, Anthony Lekoko, Nicholas Fifield and Steven Mears all picked up singles wins.
Manuel Roman and Chase Roseth teamed up for a doubles victory as did Colten Way and Zane Baker.
“I’m really proud of the way our men played. Grand View beat us last year, so this was a match our guys, especially our sophomores, had marked on their calendar,” said Iowa Central head coach Todd Redenius. “Winning two out of the three doubles matches to start the dual was big for us and gave us good momentum going into the singles.”
Earning singles victories for the women were Dayana Ortega, Katheryne Campos and St. Edmond graduate Lily Timmerman.
Ortega and Campos won their doubles match.
“Our women played solid singles,” Redenius said. “I’m very pleased with the patience and shot selection that Lily (Timmerman) showed on the court.
“That was a very tough battle as both her and Alli (Thompson of Grand View) play a similar style with good consistent groundstrokes. Lily was down at various points in both sets, but rallied back for a good win.”
The Triton men are back in action today at Morningside and Saturday at St. Ambrose.
The women play at St. Ambrose on Saturday.
Iowa Central 6, Grand View 3
Singles — Andree Stevensson, GV def. Manuel Roman, IC 7-6, 6-1; Yasha Litvak, GV def. Chase Roseth, IC 6-0, 6-4; Colten Way, IC def. Zach Martin, GV 6-1, 6-4; Anthony Lekoko, IC def. Ryan Kucera, GV 6-2, 6-3; Nicholas Fifield, IC def. Ben Zoller, GV 6-2, 6-0; Steven Mears, IC def. Derek Fenton, GV 6-2, 4-6, 10-1.
Doubles — Roman/Roseth, IC def. Litvak/Martin, GV 8-4; Stevensson/Kucera, GV def. Lekoko/Fifield, IC 8-3; Way/Zane Baker, IC def. Zoller/Fenton, GV 8-4.
Iowa Central 4, Grand View 2
Singles — Dayana Ortega, IC def. Elisha Nathwari, GV 6-2, 6-2; Katheryne Campos, IC def. Dina Kajtazovic, GV 6-2, 6-2; Lily Timmerman, IC def. Alli Thompson, GV 6-3, 6-4; Tina Kajtazovic, GV def. Aimee Kell, IC 6-0 ,6-1
Doubles – Ortega/Campos, IC def. Nathwari/D.Kajtazovic, GV 8-2; Thomspon/T.Kajtazovic, GV def. Timmerman/Kell, IC 8-1.