Tennis neglects to dazzle at ITA Masters, West Point; Pandole and Saluja triumph at UVA

Following two fruitful ends of the week at the Columbia Invitational and the Cissie Leary Tournament, there were elevated standards for the ladies’ tennis program going into the West Point Invitational. Be that as it may, the group neglected to secure a title at the competition this end of the week.

Prior to the competition, lead trainer Ilene Weintraub guaranteed that the group must change in accordance with make its play more keen, with the goal for it to have the option to win the program’s second Ancient Eight crown in the spring Ivy season.

“The one thing I’m sure about moving into the spring season is that we need to get stronger physically. We need to get a bit faster as a team,” Weintraub said.

At West Point, the Lions neglected to play with the quality and speed they required, with two singles players and the two copies groups tumbling to contenders on the main day of rivalry.

Junior Sarah Rahman was the main individual from the group to make it past the second round of rivalry however was vanquished by Army’s Abigail Waldman 6-2, 6-4.

Men’s tennis headed out to Charlottesville, Virginia this end of the week to contend in the Orange and Blue Classic. The Lions brought home 15 of 20 singles wins and 6 of 9 duplicates wins.

No. 74 junior Rian Pandole was undefeated in singles, going 3-0 for the end of the week. First-year Anand Saluja likewise triumphed over the entirety of their adversaries in their university debut.

Saluja likewise discovered accomplishment in duplicates, going 3-0 with their accomplice, No. 77 senior Jackie Tang.

Junior Jack Lin didn’t contend in Charlottesville, as they was contending in Malibu, California at the ITA Oracle Masters Tournament, which features the top tennis players in the nation.

No. 9 positioned Lin caught three successes in the competition, including one over No. 13 Juan Carlos Aguilar of Texas A&M in the quarterfinals.

Be that as it may, the quarterfinals match would be Lin’s last win, as he fell in the elimination rounds to USC’s No. 8 Daniel Cukierman in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

Ladies’ tennis will have a part end of the week one week from now. A segment of the group will go on Oct. 4 to Evanston, Illinois to contend at the Wildcat Invitational, while the rest of the group and individuals from the men’s group will participate in the ITA All-American on Oct. 5 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.