Men’s Week In Review

Caylah Lunning

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Baseball

The Seattle University Baseball team started their weekend off with a cancellation due to inclement weather. The Redhawks were supposed to play Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. No makeup game has been announced.

The Redhawks were back in action on their home field April 12-14 as they took on Sacramento State University, where they went 1-1 in the game series Friday afternoon.

In game one, the Redhawks took control as they came out with a 4-2 victory with Sophomore left-handed Pitcher Jarrod Billing recorded his second straight win and Senior Infielder Jake Taylor hit a crucial home run that would lead Seattle U to victory. In game two at Bannerwood park, the Redhawks fell 9-3 to the Hornets.

The Baseball team will travel to Tempe, Arizona to take on Pac-12 team Arizona State University, before taking on Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona April 18th April through April 20th for a three game series.

Tennis

The Seattle U Men’s Tennis team started their Western Athletic Conference (WAC) filled weekend at Amy Yee Tennis Center, where they came out with a 7-0 sweep against University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Sophomore Emilio Monroy won his singles match 2-6, 6-3, 5-10. Sophomore Colton Weeldrey nabbed 3-6, 4-6 victory, while Junior Alex Chan followed right behind winning with the same scores. Junior Adrian Alvares-Sanabris also earned another win recording 6-0, 6-1 win.

In the doubles matches, Chan and First-year Billy Givens-Jensen won their match 6-2. The pair of Junior Arshak Ghazaryan and Weeldreyer (3-6) added another victory. Monroy and Alvarez-Sanabria closed the matchup with a 3-6 win.

The team took on another WAC team, New Mexico State University (NMSU) at home on April 13. Weeldreyer took the singles victory, recording 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 scores. Monroy also took a singles victory 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. The Redhawks fell to NMSU 5-2.

The Redhawks finished their weekend off this past Sunday against Chicago State University. The Redhawks put up a battle, but came up short with a 5-3 loss to the Cougars.

Givens-Jensen started things off with a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Alvares-Sanabris earned the Redhawks another victory with a 6-4, 7-5, 6-1 sweep in his singles match. Earning the final victory of the night was the doubles pair of Ghazaryan and Weeldreyer ending with a 6-4 win.

The men’s tennis team takes the court again for the WAC Championships that will be held April 26th through April 28th in Brownsville, Texas.

Track and Field

The Seattle U Men’s Track and Field team traveled down south to Lacey, Washington where they participated in the Saint Martin’s University Jay Hammer Invitational on April 13. Despite the rainy weather, the team persevered and some nabbed personal bests in their events.

The 3k steeplechase was the highlight event for the men as First-year Ansel Pendley-Griffin (9:40.60), First-year Stephen Crocker (10:03.70), and Sophomore Kyle Kennedy (10:08.30) all set personal bests. In the 1500-meter, Senior Evan Talan also set a personal best, running 4:20.60. The 4×100-meter relay team that was made up of Junior Jarod DeGuzman, First-years Lucas Milne, Brant Yamamoto, and Isaiah Payne clocked in a time of 43.32.

The Track and Field team head to Southern California for the Bryan Clay Invitational held at Azusa Pacific University, April 17-18.

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