Tennis Sweeps Delaware Valley in Decisive Fashion

Max Felsenstein

The Drew Rangers Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams have continued their strong seasons. The men’s team improved to 11-2 on Tuesday and the women’s team improved to 7-3, both with wins over Delaware Valley.

In the women’s match against Delaware Valley, Ashley Camell (‘20) and Ty Ty Witten (‘19) defeated their No.1 doubles team 8-3, and Xylia Bruff (‘19) and Maria Navas Espinal (‘20) defeated their No.2 doubles team 8-3. During singles play, Camel garnered victories in both of her matches, sweeping her opponent 6-0 and 6-3. Meanwhile Espinal, Witten, Christina Christodoulou (‘20) and Kathryn Swenor (‘18) all gathered victories against their opponents.

It was a strong showing for the women’s team who bounced back after a difficult loss to open Landmark Conference play against Catholic, losing 7-2. They rallied back the next day to move up to .500 in the Landmark with a decisive 7-2 win over Goucher College.

“Having played two conference matches this season, we have a good idea of what the team is going to look like as we continue the rest of our conferences matches,” Swenor said. “We have been able to find what works and what doesn’t. Going forward we are looking to compete at a high level so we can make sure we’re a playoff team like last year.”

As for the men’s tennis team, they have been led by Vineet Vemulapally (‘19), who garnered Landmark Athlete of the Week for the second time this week in three weeks. Vemulapally improved to 8-1 on the season.

Bryce Kennedy (‘20) and Will Morrison (‘19) won their No. 1 doubles match, and Bryce Weizer (‘20) and Karel Raska (‘21) won their doubles match as well. Delaware Valley forfeited their No. 3 doubles match and their No. 6 singles, giving the Rangers a 2-0 lead by default.

The Rangers swept the rest of their singles with wins from Kennedy, Raska and Lloyd Goldstein (‘20). The men’s team mirrored the performance of the women’s team the prior weekend;  beating Catholic 6-3, but losing to Goucher 7-2.

The men’s and women’s teams both continue conference play this Saturday at home against Elizabethtown at 1:00 p.m.

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