Men Fall to Bethel and Roosevelt
The Crimson Wave men’s tennis team took on Bethel College and Roosevelt University over the weekend. Bethel College defeated CCSJ 5-4. Roosevelt University won 6-3.
During the match against Bethel, CCSJ won two singles matches. Santiago Castaneda defeated Ethan Turner 6-0,6-2. Juan Guacaneme defeated Nick Kindig 7-5,6-3. The Crimson Wave got the better end of the doubles matches. Santiago Castaneda and Nilson Cano defeated Trent Stout and Nick Kindig 8-2. Juan Guacaneme Christian Baez defeated Ethan Turner and Luke Prude 8-6.
Against Roosevelt University, Santiago Castaneda defeated Nick Kuntzi defeated 6-4,6-0. Andres Farfan defeated Manny Eudave 6-3,6-3. In doubles, Santiago Castaneda and Nilson Cano defeated Ignacy Gula and Nick Kuntzi 8-3.
The men’s team will return to action on October 3rd against Prairie State.
Men Fall to Judson in Opening Round of CCAC
The Crimson Wave men’s tennis team ended their season in the CCAC Quarterfinals against Judson University as they were defeated 8-1.
It was a tough break for the men who had defeated Judson University in their previous outing 5-4.
CCSJ’s only win came from Juan Guacaneme as he defeated Judson’s Tyler Kerley 6-4,6-0. Santiago Castaneda, Christian Martinez, Nilson Cano, Cristian Baez, and Andres Farfan all competed in singles competition for the Crimson Wave.
In doubles competition, Nilson Cano and Santiago Castaneda fell to Judson’s Reilly Good and Andrew Moment 8-3. Christian Martinez and Cristian Baez lost to Judson’s Johnathan Moment and Isriz Balase 8-2. Juan Guacaneme and Erwin Krackow lost to Judson’s Ian Harris and Tyler Kerley 8-6.
The men finished their season with an overall record of 5-8 and a CCAC record of 3-4.
Men CCAC Tournament Preview
The Crimson Wave men’s tennis team is gearing up for the 2014 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament which begins play on Tuesday April 22nd. This is a seven-team, single-elimination tournament that will be played at three sites and will run through Saturday April 26th.
The Crimson Wave is 5-7 on the regular season and has a 3-3 record in the CCAC. CCSJ enters the tournament as the No. 4 seed as they take on Judson University on Tuesday. The winner of that game will go on to play Olivet Nazarene University.
Christian Martinez, Cristian Baez, Nilson Cano, Juan Guacaneme, Santiago Castaneda, Erwin Herman Krackow, and Andres Farfan will all be competing for the Crimson Wave.
In the other half of the bracket, St. Francis hosts No. 7 seed Purdue University Calumet (0-8) and No. 6 seed Roosevelt University (1-13) heads to Milwaukee to face No. 3 seed Cardinal Stritch (10-12) on Tuesday. The winners of those two matches square off on Friday at the site of the highest remaining seed.
The championship match will take place on Saturday, also at the site of the highest remaining seed.
The winner earns an automatic bid to the 63rd Annual NAIA National Championships May 13-17 at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala.
The complete tournament schedule follows:
Tuesday, April 22
Match #1: No. 7 seed Purdue Calumet (0-8) at No. 2 seed St. Francis (13-8) --- Time TBA
Match #2: No. 6 seed Roosevelt (1-13) at No. 3 seed Cardinal Stritch (10-12) --- Time TBA
Match #3: No. 5 seed Judson (3-7) at No. 4 seed Calumet St. Joseph (5-7) --- Time TBA
Friday, April 25
Match #4: Winner-Match #1 vs. Winner-Match #2 --- Time TBA (at site of highest remaining seed)
Match #5: Winner-Match #3 at No. 1 seed Olivet Nazarene (10-7) --- Time TBA
Saturday, April 26
Match #6: Winner-Match #4 vs. Winner-Match #5 --- Time TBA (at site of highest remaining seed)