Viking Tennis takes two of three on Iowa trip

Andy York

Fabrice Munyakazi-Juru was named MWC Performer of the Week for his victories over Ripon and Beloit. (James Estes)

The LU Tennis team won two of its three matches on its Iowa trip this past weekend. They defeated Grinnell and Wartburg but lost to Coe. The Vikings also dropped a match this past week to UW-Whitewater.The Vikings defeated MWC foe Grinnell 4-3. Jai Arora, Nick Beyler, and Alex Clark all won singles matches for the Vikings. The doubles matches went in LU’s favor, with Brian Hilgeman and Beyler winning, along with Clark and Dan Putterman.

The Vikings also defeated Wartburg 5-2. All the Vikings won singles matches except Hilgeman. Wartburg took the doubles, as Arora and Clark were the only winning team for the Vikings.

The Vikings’ sole loss on the Iowa trip came at the hands of Coe College. The Coehawks are always nationally ranked and put up a fight. They defeated LU 6-1. The only Viking winning a match was Beyler at the fourth singles spot.

Last Tuesday the Vikings played their first match at home on the outdoor courts. They lost to UW-Whitewater 5-2. The Vikings lost all three doubles matches to lose that point, and only Arora and Fabrice Munyakazi-Juru won their singles matches.

The Vikings will be busy this coming weekend as they will play at MSOE and play North Park University this Saturday in Milwaukee. Monday they will host UW-Oshkosh at 3:30 p.m.