M Tennis http://www.bakeru.edu Thu, 26 May 2016 01:49:58 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Baker Men Take 2nd at Conference Tournament, Rahachou Wins Player of the Year http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/12105-baker-men-take-2nd-at-conference-tournament-rahachou-wins-player-of-the-year http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/12105-baker-men-take-2nd-at-conference-tournament-rahachou-wins-player-of-the-year Baker Men Take 2nd at Conference Tournament, Rahachou Wins Player of the Year

OLATHE, Kan. – The Baker University men’s and women’s tennis teams competed in the 2016 Association of Independent Institutions Conference Tournament over the weekend, as the men’s team advanced to the championship round, falling to Missouri Baptist, 5-4, and the women’s team advanced to the semifinal round also falling to William Woods, 5-0.

The event was held at the College Boulevard Activities Center in Olathe, Kansas.

To advance to the semifinals, the women’s team defeated Missouri Baptist, 5-0, before falling to WWU.

While the men’s team defeated Lindenwood-Belleville, 5-3, William Woods, 5-4, before ending its season in the title match to MBU.

For his outstanding season, Spartak Rahachou was named the Conference Player of the Year and earned a spot on the First-Team All-Conference as a singles player.

He and teammate Blake Barnard were named to the First Team All-Conference doubles team.




no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Sun, 01 May 2016 12:30:59 -0500
Men’s Tennis Captures 10th-Straight Victory http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/12066-men-s-tennis-captures-10th-straight-victory http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/12066-men-s-tennis-captures-10th-straight-victory Thomas Irick and the men's tennis team have won 10-straight matches (Photo by Chad Phillips)

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s and women’s tennis teams took on Tabor College and Kansas Wesleyan last week, as the men’s team defeated both Tabor and Kansas Wesleyan, capturing its 10th-straight victory.

For a look at the results, please see below.

Baker Women vs Kansas Wesleyan University at Oakdale Park on Mar. 22

Djurdjina Uihova (KWU) def. Brooke Barnard (BU) 6-3, 6-4
Cassady Cook (KWU) def. Holly Chestnut (BU) 7-5, 6-4
Heather Koester (KWU) def. Jaimie Meyers (BU) 6-2, 2-6, 10-6
Morgan Francis (BU) def. Brenda Sanchez (KWU) 6-0, 6-3
Chelsea Bearrick (KWU) def. Taylor Swartzendruber (BU) 7-6(7-1), 3-6, 13-4
Amy Wysong (BU) def. Katie Andrews (KWU) 6-0, 6-0

Brooke Barnard/Holly Chestnut (BU) def. Djurdjina Uihova/Chelsea Bearrick (KWU) 8-2
Cassady Cook/Heather Koester (KWU) def. Jaimie Meyers/Morgan Francis (BU) 8-1
Taylor Swartzendruber/Amy Wysong (BU) def. Brenda Sanchez/Jenny Ripley (KWU) 9-7

Final Score: Baker 4, Kansas Wesleyan 5

Baker Women at Tabor College on Mar. 23

Jessica Emoto (Tabor) def. Brooke Barnard (BU) 6-2, 6-2
Holly Chestnut (BU) def. Naima Mexsen (Tabor) 7-5, 6-2
Jaimie Meyers (BU) def. Celeste Worthy (Tabor) 6-2, 6-3
Kiana Fujioka (Tabor) def. Morgan Francis (BU) 6-4, 6-3
Lindsey Stroud (Tabor) def. Taylor Swartzendruber (BU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-6
Amy Wysong (BU) def. Mandi Hiett (Tabor) 5-7, 7-6(8-6), 10-3
Exhibition: Cassie Long (BU) def. Chloe Lind (Tabor) 8-0


Jessica Emoto/Mandi Hiett (Tabor) def. Brooke Barnard/Holly Chestnut (BU) 8-3
Jaimie Meyers/Morgan Francis (BU) def. Celeste Worthy/Naima Mexsen (Tabor) 8-2
Kiana Fujioka/Lindsey Stroud (Tabor) def. Taylor Swartzendruber/Amy Wysong (BU) 8-6

Final Score: Baker 4, Tabor 5

Baker Men vs Kansas Wesleyan University at Oakdale Park on Mar. 22

Spartak Rahachou (BU) def. Mario Rincon (KWU) 6-1, 6-2
Blake Barnard (BU) def. Samir Lopez (KWU) 6-3, 6-1
Thomas Irick (BU) def. Michael Moody (KWU) 6-2, 6-1
Gavin Webster (BU) def. Harrison Hightower (KWU) 6-2, 6-4
Conner Petty (BU) def. Marcus Robinson (KWU) 7-5, 6-2
Aaron Greenbaum (BU) def. Mitchell Byers (KWU) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
Exhibition: Dylan Geick (BU) def. Alex White (KWU) 8-5
Exhibition: Caleb Book (BU) def. Jackson Schneider (KWU) 8-2
Exhibition: Brandon Lloyd (BU) def. Cody Reprose (KWU) 9-2

Spartak Rahachou/Blake Barnard (BU) def. Mario Rincon/Samir Lopez (KWU) 9-7
Michael Moody/Harrison Hightower (KWU) def. Thomas Irick/Conner Petty (BU) 8-4
Gavin Webster/Aaron Greenbaum (BU) def. Mitchell Byers/Marcus Robinson (KWU) 8-1
Exhibition: Dylan Geick/Caleb Book (BU) def. Cody Reprose/Jackson Schneider (KWU) 8-3

Final Score: Baker 8, Kansas Wesleyan 1

Baker Men at Tabor College on Mar. 23


Spartak Rahachou (BU) def. Illia Filanchuk (Tabor) 6-4, 6-1
Blake Barnard (BU) def. Angel Miguel (Tabor) 6-3, 1-6, 10-5
Thomas Irick (BU) def. Harry Faber (Tabor) 6-2, 6-0
Gavin Webster (BU) def. Reggie Koop (Tabor) 6-0, 6-2
Conner Petty (BU) def. Stephen Wilson (Tabor) 6-3, 6-1
Taylor Ficke (BU) def. Gallagher Martin-Chavez (Tabor) 6-3, 6-1
Exhibition: Brandon Lloyd (BU) def. Jeff Pritchard (Tabor) 8-2

Spartak Rahachou/Blake Barnard (BU) def. Illia Filanchuk/Angel Miguel (Tabor) 8-4
Thomas Irick/Conner Petty (BU) def. Reggie Koop/Stephen Wilson (Tabor) 8-4
Taylor Ficke/Gavin Webster (BU) def. Harry Faber/Gallagher Martin-Chavez (Tabor) 8-2

Final Score: Baker 9, Tabor College 0


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:03:56 -0500
Tennis Continues Spring Season http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/12012-tennis-continues-spring-season http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/12012-tennis-continues-spring-season Tennis Continues Spring Season

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s & women’s tennis teams continued its spring season last week with matches against Cowley County and Southwestern College.

For a look at full results, please see below.

Baker Men vs. Cowley County Community College (Neutral) on Mar. 5

Vincent Reynaud (Cowley) def. Spartak Rahachou (BU) 6-7(5), 6-0, 10-3
Jose Castro (Cowley) def. Blake Barnard (BU) 6-4 6-0
Taylor Ficke (BU) def. Lukas Michenka (Cowley) 6-1 2-6 10-7
Nicholas Liddy (Cowley) def. Thomas Irick (BU) 6-1 6-2
Christian Borrero (Cowley) def. Gavin Webster (BU) 6-2 6-4
Tim Fischer (Cowley) def. Conner Petty (BU) 6-1 6-1
(exhibition) Ronald Rufyikiri (Cowley) def. Aaron Greenbaum (BU) 8-2

Spartak Rahachou/Blake Barnard (BU) def. Lucas Freitas/Nicholas Liddy (Cowley) 9-7
Christian Borrero/Vincent Reynaud (Cowley) def. Gavin Webster/Brandon Lloyd (BU) 8-3
Tim Fischer/Ronald Rufyikiri (Cowley) def. Thomas Irick/Conner Pettty (BU) 8-3
(exhibition) Taylor Ficke/Aaron Greenbaum (BU) def. Blake Graham/Marcelo Balderama (Cowley) 8-6

Final Score: Cowley 7, BU 2

Baker Men at Southwestern College on Mar. 5

Jonahs Joudrey (Southwestern) def. Blake Barnard (BU) 1-2 injury
Taylor Ficke (BU) def. Josh Ellis (Southwestern) 6-2 6-2
Thomas Irick (BU) def. Blake Cherry (Southwestern) 6-3 6-2
Gavin Webster (BU) def. Chris Lane (Southwestern) 6-3 6-3
Logan Bevis (Southwestern) def. Conner Petty (BU) 7-6(9-5) 6-4
Braden Baker (Southwestern) def. Aaron Greenbaum (BU) 6-4, 0-6, 10-6

Blake Barnard/Taylor Ficke (BU) def. Jonahs Joudrey/Logan Bevis (Southwestern) 8-4
Gavin Webster/Austin Keberlein (BU) def. Blake Cherry/Chris Lane (Southwestern) 8-5
Thomas Irick/Conner Petty (BU) def. Braden Baker/Josh Ellis (Southwestern) 9-7
(Exhibition) Brandon Lloyd/Dylan Geick (BU) def. Jonathan Buckner/Brian Vancuran (Southwestern) 8-4

Final Score: BU 6, Southwestern 3

Baker Women vs. Cowley County Community College (Neutral) on Mar. 5

Sarah Frendo (Cowley) def. Brooke Barnard (BU) 6-3 6-0
Sara Petric (Cowley) def. Holly Chestnut (BU) 6-1 6-0
Bruna Chaves (Cowley) def. Jaimie Meyers (BU) 6-0 6-1
Andjela Rajovic (Cowley) def. Morgan Francis (BU) 6-2 6-0
Logyn Williams (Cowley) def. Taylor Swartzendruber (BU) 6-0 6-2
Kasey Coker (Cowley) def. Amy Wysong (BU) 6-0 6-1
(exhibition) Opponent (Cowley) def. Cassie Long (BU) 8-1

Sarah Frendo/Bruna Chaves (Cowley) def. Holly Chestnut/Brooke Barnard (BU) 8-6
Andjela Rajovic/Sara Petric (Cowley) def. Jaimie Meyers/Morgan Francis (BU) 8-5
Kasey Croker/Logyn Williams (Cowley) def. Taylor Swartzendruber/Amy Wysong (BU) 8-4
(exhibition) Cassie Long/Amber Stubbs (BU) def. Ashley Huslig/Abigail Garcia (Cowley) 8-6

Final Score: Cowley 9, BU 0

Baker Women at Southwestern College on Mar. 5

Brooke Barnard (BU) def. Morgan Hughes (Southwestern) 6-0 3-6 10-5
Olivia Medaris (Southwestern) def. Holly Chestnut (BU) 6-3 6-2
Anna Mankoski (Southwestern) def. Jaimie Meyers (BU) 5-7 7-6(6) 10-5
Syndey Shields (Southwestern) def. Morgan Francis (BU) 6-3 injury
Nya Cheatman (Southwestern) def. Taylor Swartzendruber (BU) 6-4 6-0
Jerlecia Thompson (Southwestern) def. Amy Wysong (BU) 6-4 6-0

Brooke Barnard/Holly Chestnut (BU) def. Morgan Hughes/Anna Mankoski (Southwestern) 8-5
Jaimie Meyers/Morgan Francis (BU) def. Olivia Medaris/Sydney Shields (Southwestern) 8-5
Sadie Pfau/Savannah Pfau (Southwestern) def. Taylor Swartzendruber/Amy Wysong (BU) 8-5
(exhibition) Victoria Lybarger/Mihaela Evans (Southwestern) def. Cassie Long/Amber Stubbs (BU) 8-1

Final Score: Southwestern 6, BU 3


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Tue, 15 Mar 2016 20:25:02 -0500
Spartak Rahachou Takes 5th Place at USTA/ITA Nationals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11539-spartak-rahachou-takes-5th-place-at-usta-ita-nationals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11539-spartak-rahachou-takes-5th-place-at-usta-ita-nationals Spartak Rahachou Takes 5th Place at USTA/ITA Nationals

SUMTER, S.C. – Baker University senior men’s tennis player Spartak Rahachou competed in the 2015 USTA/ITA National Small College Championships over the weekend in Sumter, South Carolina and took 5th place among the NAIA’s best men’s tennis players.

Rahachou took on No. 1 rated Kevin Konfederak of Georgia Gwinnett in the Round of Eight players and fell 6-0, 6-2.

He then faced Alessandro Moriano of San Diego Christian and came out victorious, 6-2, 7-6.

That victory placed him in the fifth-place match to face Vladyslav Ladygin of Campbellsville and won, 6-0, 7-6, capturing fifth-place

This marked the first time in Baker tennis program history and Wildcat has advanced to the National Championship level of the USTA/ITA circuit.



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:54:51 -0500
Spartak Rahacou wins Regional, Advances to NAIA Nationals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11452-spartak-rahacou-wins-regional-advances-to-naia-nationals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11452-spartak-rahacou-wins-regional-advances-to-naia-nationals Spartak Rahachou (right) with head coach Joe Ahmadian over the weekend in Omaha, Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. – Baker University’s senior men’s tennis player Spartak Rahachou captured first place in the 2015 NAIA Central-South/Southwest Regional Championships at Koch Tennis Center in Omaha, Nebraska and will now compete in the NAIA National Championships in Sumter, South Carolina Oct. 15-19.

"Despite only playing in three NAIA matches before last weekend, Spartak handled himself beautifully,” said Baker University tennis head coach Joe Ahmadian. ”Spartak's
most challenging match was in the semi-final round when he found himself down a set and a break. Spartak is obviously talented and naturally gifted as an athlete but his mindset and resolve is what makes him an elite player in college tennis across all divisions.

“Spartak had a myriad of options two years ago when he chose to come to Baker. It does not escape me how fortunate we are to have a player of his caliber representing Baker Tennis."

For a full look of Rahachou’s results, please see below.

First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Grayson McCartney (Doane University) 6-0 6-1
Round of 16: def. Gino Raneri (TX A&M Texarkana) 6-3 6-2
Quarterfinals: def. # 9 seeded Stefano Benedetti (Missouri Valley
College) 6-2 6-2
Semi-Finals: def. #3 seed and #20 nationally ranked Joan Marc Fajula
Rodriguez (Mcpherson College) 2-6 7-5 6-2
Finals: def. #1 seed and #10 nationally ranked Rafael Bulnes (McPherson
College) 6-1 6-4


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:04:54 -0500
Aaron Greenbaum Earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete Honor http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11239-aaron-greenbaum-earns-naia-scholar-athlete-honor http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11239-aaron-greenbaum-earns-naia-scholar-athlete-honor Aaron Greenbaum became the only member of the Baker men's or women's tennis team to be awarded the NAIA Scholar-Athlete honor

MOBILE, Ala. – Baker University men’s tennis player Aaron Greenbaum was named to the 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete list announced at the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship in Mobile, Ala.

The Prairie Village, Kan., native was one of 110 men’s tennis student-athletes from across the NAIA to earn the award.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status.

For a full list of the NAIA Scholar-Athletes, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Tue, 26 May 2015 13:49:10 -0500
Nationally Ranked Graceland Sweeps Baker Tennis http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11110-nationally-ranked-graceland-sweeps-baker-tennis http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11110-nationally-ranked-graceland-sweeps-baker-tennis Micheal Draper and the Wildcats return home to face Missouri Valley on Sunday, Apr. 19

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University tennis team traveled to Lamoni, Iowa on Saturday to face nationally ranked Graceland on the men’s and women’s side and the Yellowjackets prevailed in each match, as the No. 13 ranked women’s team defeated Baker, 7-2, while the No. 14 ranked men’s team beat the Wildcats, 8-1.

Baker Women’s Tennis @ #13 Graceland – 4-11-15 – GU Wins, 7-2

1. Jessica Worring/Katherine Rodriguez (GU) def. Megan Henry/Brooke Barnard (BU) 8-1
2. Holly Chestnut/Nathalia Barr (BU) def. Fatima El Otmany/Melynda Simmons (GU) 9-8(8-6)
3. Amy Harberthier/Karina Cardiel (GU) def. Jaimie Myers/Taylor Swartzendruber (BU) 8-3

1. Jessica Worring (GU) def. Megan Henry (BU) 6-0 6-0
2. Fatima El Otmany (GU) def. Brooke Barnard (BU) 4-6 6-3 10-4
3. Katherine Rodriguez (GU) def. Holly Chestnut (BU) 6-0 6-2
4. Melynda Simmons (GU) def. Nathalia Barr (BU) 6-2 6-0
5. Jaimie Myers (BU) def. Amy Harberthier (GU) 6-2 6-1
6. Karina Cardiel (GU) def. Caroline Lockwood (BU) 6-4 6-3

Baker Men’s Tennis @ #14 Graceland – 4-11-15 – GU wins, 8-1

1. Jose Daniele Razo Torres/Felipe Suarez Parra (GU) def. Michael Draper/Blake Barnard (BU) 8-2
2. Brezile Hamilton/David James Parker (GU) def. Aaron Greenbaum/Thomas Irick (BU) 8-0
3. Danile Tarantinov/Lorenzo Panaviti (GU) def. Gavin Webster/Dylan Geick (BU) 8-1

1. Jose Daniele Razo Torres (GU) def. Michael Draper (BU) 6-0 6-1
2. Blake Barnard (BU) def. Brezile Hamilton (GU) 3-6 7-5 10-6
3. Danile Tarantinov (GU) def. Thomas Irick (BU) 7-6(4) 6-0
4. Felipe Suarez Parra (GU) def. Gavin Webster (BU) 7-5 6-2
5. David James Parker (GU) def. Aaron Greenbaum (BU) 6-4 6-2
6. Lorenzo Panaviti (GU) def. Dylan Geick (BU) 6-2 6-3

"Both teams competed very well against some highly ranked teams on Saturday,” said head coach Joe Ahmadian. “Our Freshmen are continuing to develop as the season progresses. Holly Chestnut and Nathalia Barr had a great win at No. 2 doubles, while Blake Barnard continues to surprise our conference opponents with another great win at No. 2 singles.”


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:36:46 -0500
Baker Tennis Sweeps Southwestern College http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11053-baker-tennis-sweeps-southwestern-college http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/11053-baker-tennis-sweeps-southwestern-college Blake Barnard went 2-0 against Southwestern this weekend

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Baker University men’s and women’s tennis teams took on Southwestern College on Saturday in Grain Valley, Mo., and the Wildcats came home with the sweep, as the men’s team won, 8-1, while the women’s squad won, 5-4.

For a full list of results, please see below.

Baker Men’s Tennis vs. Southwestern College
Baker 8, Southwestern 1

1. Michael Draper (BU) def. Jonahs Joudrey (SC), 6-1, 7-6 (1)
2. Blake Barnard (BU) def. Michael Bond (SC), 6-3, 6-0
3. Gavin Webster (BU) def. Logan Bevis (SC), 6-4, 7-5
4. Chris Lane (SC) def. Thomas Irick (BU), 2-6, 6-3, 10-5
5. Aaron Greenbraum (BU) def. Braden Baker (SC), 6-1, 6-3
6. Dylan Geick (BU) def. Hollace Dillon (SC), 6-1, 7-5

Doubles Competition
1. Draper/Barnard (BU) def. Bevis/Joudrey (SC), 8-4
2. Irick/Greenbraum (BU) def. Lane/Baker (SC), 8-6
3. Webster/Geick (BU) def. Bond/Dillon (SC), 8-4

Baker Women’s Tennis vs. Southwestern College
Baker 5, Southwestern 4

1. Megan Henry (BU) def. Morgan Hughes (SC), 6-4, 6-0
2. Brooke Barnard (BU) def. Sydney Shields (SC), 6-1, 6-0
3. Nya Cheatham (SC) def. Nathalea Barr (BU), 7-5, 6-3
4. Jamie Myers (BU) def. Anna Mankoski (SC), 1-6, 6-3, 14-16
5. Savannah Pfau (SC) def. Caroline Lockwood (BU), 7-5, 6-4
6. Haley Porter (SC) def. Taylor Swartzendruber (BU), 6-3, 3-6, 10-7

Doubles Competition
1. Henry/Barnard (BU) def. Shields/Cheatham (SC), 8-2
2. Myers/Swartzendruber (BU) def. Hughes/Sara Peck (SC), 8-5
3. Pfau/Sadie Pfau (SC) def. Barr/Abby Kaff (BU), 8-4


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:09:02 -0500
Men’s Tennis Rolls Past Concordia (Neb.) http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/10983-men-s-tennis-rolls-past-concordia-neb http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/10983-men-s-tennis-rolls-past-concordia-neb Dylan Geick picked up singles wins against Washburn and Concordia last week

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s tennis team competed in two matches last week, as they took on NCAA Division II Washburn University on Friday, Mar. 6 and then faced Concordia (Neb.) on Saturday, Mar. 7 in Seward, Neb.

Against Washburn, the Wildcats lost, 8-1, but then rebounded with an 8-1 win at Concordia.

Baker Men’s Tennis @ Washburn University, Ichabods win, 8-1

1. Blake Hunter/Matthew Barlow(WU) def. Michael Draper/Blake Barnard (BU) 8-4
2. Trey Horton/Martin Wieand (WU) def. Gavin Webster/Austin Keberlein (BU) 8-4
3. Dario Munoz-Poletti/Todd Rilinger (WU) def. Aaron Grenbaum/Dylan Geick (BU) 8-3

1. Martin Wieand (WU) def. Michael Draper (BU) 6-1 6-0
2. Blake Hunter (WU) def. Blake Barnard (BU) 6-4 7-6(9-7)
3. Matthew Barlow (WU) def. Gavin Webster (BU) 6-1 6-0
4. Trey Horton (WU) def. Aaron Greenbaum (BU) 6-2 6-1
5. Dario Munoz-Poletti (WU) def. Austin Keberlein (BU) 6-1 7-6(7-5)
6. Dylan Geick (BU) def. Todd Rilinger (WU) 3-6 6-4 10-4

Baker Men’s Tennis @ Concordia-Nebraska, Baker wins 8-1

1. Mike Draper/Blake Barnard (BU) def. Javier Moreno/Brenden Buchanon (CU) 9-8(7-5)
2. Daniel Apicible/Jonathan Douglas (CU) def. Gavin Webster/Austin Keberlein (BU) 8-5
3. Aaron Greenbaum/Dylan Geick (BU) def. Phil Yox/Preston Rupple (NWU) 8-3

1. Michael Draper (BU) def. Javier Moreno (CUNE) 7-6(7-3) 6-4
2. Blake Barnard (BU) def. Daniel Apacible (CUNE) 6-1 6-2
3. Gavin Webster (BU) def. Jonathan Douglas (CUNE) 6-3 6-1
4. Aaron Greenbaum (BU) def. Jonathan Heckman (CUNE) 6-2 6-3
5. Austin Keberlein (BU) def. Brenden Buchanon (CUNE) 7-6(7-4) 7-6(7-3)
6. Dylan Geick (BU) def. Phil Yox 6-0 6-2

"I was very happy with our squad's performances this weekend,” said Baker head tennis coach Joe Ahmadian. “Everyone had to step up due to some injuries in our line-up. Sophomore Dylan Geick had a few big singles wins which was huge for his confidence going forward."

The Wildcats next match is on Wednesday, Mar. 11 at Laury Tennis Courts against Tabor at 4 p.m.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Men’s Tennis Rolls Past Nebraska Wesleyan http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/10880-men-s-tennis-rolls-past-nebraska-wesleyan http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mens-tennis/news-archive/item/10880-men-s-tennis-rolls-past-nebraska-wesleyan Men’s Tennis Rolls Past Nebraska Wesleyan

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s tennis team competed in two matches on Saturday, Feb. 21 against William Jewell College and Nebraska Wesleyan.

William Jewell narrowly defeated the Wildcats, 5-4, and then Baker bounced back with an 8-1 win over Nebraska Wesleyan.

For a full look at the results, please see below.

Baker Men’s Tennis vs. William Jewell College at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Neb.

1. Michael Draper/Blake Barnard (BU) def. Jimmy Hunter/Amery Clews(WJC) 8-6
2. Mark Gartner/Dean Pinhas (WJC) def. Thomas Irick/Aaron Greenbaum (BU) 8-5
3. Gavin Webster/Austin Keberlein (BU) def. Isaac Hamilton/AJ Naanep (WJC) 8-4

1. Marc Gartner (WJC) def. Michael Draper (BU) 6-2 6-0
2. Amery Clews (WJC) def. Thomas Irick (BU) 6-2 6-4
3. Blake Barnard (BU) def. Jimmy Hunter (WJC) 7-5 6-4
4. Dean Pinhas (WJC) def. Gavin Webster (BU) 6-4 2-6 12-10
5. Isaac Hamilton (WJC) def. Aaron Greenbaum (BU) 6-4 6-2
6. Austin Keberlein (BU) def. AJ Naanep (WJC) 3-6 6-2 10-8

William Jewell wins 5-4

Baker Men’s Tennis at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Neb.

1. Michael Draper/Blake Barnard (BU) def. Trevor Milburn/Hale Breit (NWU) 8-4
2. Thomas Irick/Aaron Greenbaum (BU) def. Pedro Bethlem/Andrew Finkner (NWU) 8-6
3. Gavin Webster/Austin Keberlein (BU) def. Jordan Pieper/Christian Cannon (NWU) 8-1

1. Trevor Milburn (NWU) def. Michael Draper (BU) 6-0 6-2
2. Thomas Irick (BU) def. Pedro Bethlem (NWU) 3-6 6-3 10-6
3. Blake Barnard (BU) def. Hale Breit (NWU) 6-2 6-2
4. Gavin Webster (BU) def. Andrew Finkner (NWU) 7-5 6-1
5. Aaron Greenbaum (BU) def. Jordan Pieper (NWU) 6-2 6-2
6. Austin Keberlein (BU) def. Christian Cannon 6-2 6-2

Baker wins 8-1

"I was proud of the way our men performed this weekend,” said head coach Joe Ahmadian. “We were one point away from beating NCAA Division II William Jewell but things didn't go our way. I was happy with how we were able to move on to the next match and take care of business. Freshmen Blake Barnard and Austin Keberlein each went 4-0 on the day and are starting to get comfortable competing at the college level."

Baker will next face Ottawa University on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Laury Tennis Courts on Baker’s campus at 11 a.m.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Tennis Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600