Griz Tennis Opens With Win

The Montana men’s tennis team opened their season Friday with a with a 7-0 win over Lewis-Clark State.

From the opening serve to the final match, Montana asserted its strength on the NAIA Warriors, not allowing Lewis-Clark State to take more than three games in any set. The Griz swept the doubles point 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 to go up 1-0 early in the match and didn’t look back from there, taking six straight-sets wins in the singles round.

The win puts the Montana at 1-0 to start the year as they set off to return to the Big Sky Championship match for the second-straight season. Due to hazardous road conditions, Saturday’s “Brawl of the Courts” match between Montana and Montana State has been postponed until a later date. The Griz will now turn their attention to the Pac-12’s Utah Utes next Saturday, Feb. 17, in Salt Lake City.

Singles competition
1. CASADEVALL, Victor (UM) def. BRUCHARD, William (LCSC) 6-3, 6-1
2. SCHMIDL, Yannick (UM) def. MENEZES, Luca (LCSC) 6-2, 6-2
3. CANELLOPOULOS, Alex (UM) def. CHIN, Tony (LCSC) 6-0, 6-1
4. KORKH, Max (UM) def. CHHEANG, Vannasak (LCSC) 6-2, 6-1
5. TEJERINA, Ignacio (UM) def. YUE, Herman (LCSC) 6-3, 6-0
6. HALLGREN, Ludvig (UM) def. SALAZAR, Roberto (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. SCHMIDL, Yannick/CANELLOPOULOS, Alex (UM) def. BRUCHARD, William/MENEZES, Luca (LCSC) 6-2
2. KORKH, Max/HALLGREN, Ludvig (UM) def. D’ABOVILLE, Alex/CHHEANG, Vannasak (LCSC) 6-2
3. TEJERINA, Ignacio/CASADEVALL, Victor (UM) def. YUE, Herman/MEDEIROS, Guilherme (LCSC) 6-1
Match Notes
Lewis-Clark State 0-3
Montana 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,4,1,2,6,5)
Official: Delman, Schwartz T-2:35 A-20