March 29 2018
After a 0-9 start to their season, the Wheaton Men’s Tennis team gained a strong victory over Edgewood last Friday, March 23.
Last week against Luther College, a few of the athletes were recovering from or dealing with injuries. “Going into Luther I was coming off an injury so I wasn’t feeling or playing 100 percent,” junior Josh Cheng said.
The Thunder won 9-0 and swept doubles and singles play, putting on a clinic against the now 1-8 Edgewood College Eagles.
“We haven’t had the most luck in the bottom of our line but seeing the bottom sweep against Edgewood was really great,” Yi said.
Freshman Anderson Park, sophomore Dane Paulsen, sophomore Jeremiah Yi, Cheng, senior Karl Wentzel and sophomore Andrew Bristol all were victorious over their Edgewood singles opponents.
“Edgewood was a pesky team that would scrap a bunch of balls back and make us earn the points but we were able to come out on top dominantly,” Cheng said.
Yi and Paulsen were Wheaton’s No. 1 double pair for the day and won their matchup. No. 2 pair Park and Wenzel as well as No. 3 pair of junior Christopher Jones and freshman Alexander Winters both won their matches.
“We fought really hard, supported each other and gave each point our very best,” Park said.
The Wheaton Men’s Tennis team will get Easter weekend off from competition and will open up CCIW competition on Friday, April 6 at Illinois Wesleyan University.
The Illinois Wesleyan Men’s Tennis team is 2-6 so far this season and lost to Wheaton in the CCIW Championship quarterfinal last spring 6-0.