Week In Review Jan. 17- Jan. 24

Men’s Tennis 

The Seattle University men’s tennis team opened their season Jan. 18 against the University of Washington on the other side of the cut. The team won two out of three doubles matches and were unsuccessful in their third. Sophomore Veselin Kiselkov and Graduate Student Clement Hamel defeated the Huskies in their bout 6-3. Junior Julian Worn and Freshman Yu-Han Hseih would come out on top in a contested doubles match against their northern neighbors, winning 7-6. 

The team will head to Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho Jan. 28 for their matchup. 

Women’s Tennis: 

The women’s tennis team traveled down to Oregon to compete against the Portland State Vikings, Jan. 21. The team lost the matchup 2-5 with some strong showings from Sophomore Mireia Fehr and Sophomores doubles partners Elena Kraleva and Lilya Dimova

The Redhawks traveled further south to Eugene, Ore., Jan. 22 to take on the University of Oregon. Against the Vikings, the Redhawks were unable to take a match, but in a singles match against the Ducks, Dimova was able to grab a victory with a score of 6-2 and 7-5. 

Women’s tennis looks to improve their record Feb. 11 at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.. 


Both the men’s and women’s teams competed against Brigham Young University, Colorado Mesa, Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy, Jan. 21 in Colorado Springs, Colo.. For the women’s team, Sophomore Sammy Mosier tied for fourth overall with a time of 58.21 in the 100 meters butterfly. Freshman Sarah Cook finished fourth overall in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:05.65. 

The men’s side saw Junior Michael Luna finish the long distance 1650m freestyle with a time of 17:06.92, which was good enough to place fifth overall. Sophomore Andres Banuelos finished eighth overall with a time of 17:19.14 in the 1650m freestyle. Lastly, the men’s 400m freestyle relay team of Sophmore Cole Lanting, Sophomore Nicholas Imig, Senior Connor Barringer and Freshman Matthew Chan secured the fifth overall position with a time of 3:09.63.

The men’s and women’s swim teams will now prepare for the Western Athletic Conference Championships in McAllen, Texas, Feb. 22-25. 

Men’s Basketball:

The men’s basketball team had a huge week, with a 81-60 win over Southern Utah University (SUU) and a 67-47 win over Tarleton State. During the game against SUU, Senior Riley Grigsby scored a career high 33 points and was given WAC Player of the Week for the second week in a row. The SUU game was the eighth victory in a row for the Redhawks. SUU had the highest average score in the league but were unable to keep that up against Seattle, scoring 27 points below their average. 

The team also received votes in the latest USA Today Sports Coaches Poll. This puts Seattle U as one of the top teams in the country. This is the first time the Redhawks have been identified in a Division 1 basketball ranking since the 1964-65 season. Seattle U is currently 16-4 and are 7-0 in conference play. They travel to Texas this week to take on Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin. 

Women’s Basketball

The Seattle U women’s basketball team also played two games this week. The Redhawks faced California Baptist in Riverside, Calif., Jan. 19. They played a hard fought game but lost 58-72. The team flew home to take on New Mexico State, Jan. 21. Despite a close game, especially in the second half, the Redhawks fell at home 58-50. 

The team will leave Seattle to take on Utah Valley in Orem, Utah, Jan. 26. They then will travel to St. George, Utah to face Utah Tech, Jan. 28.