Men’s Tennis Seeking Championship
As spring time is upon us, spring sports are in full swing. Baseball, softball and tennis are in season and all are on the quest for a banner year.
Penn State Brandywine men’s tennis team is no different. After losing last year at the PSUAC championship and Penn College winning the championship, Brandywine is back for some revenge.
The team is led by sophomores Dan Monteverde and Hao Phung. These two players are key aspects to the team’s success thus far.
The men’s tennis team is 4-2. Wins have come against Gwynedd-Mercy College, Penn State Mont Alto, Penn State Hazleton and a big match win against Penn College of Technology.
Brandywine men’s tennis coach Lloyd Vernon is pleased with what he sees so far.
“We have had a good start, but there is improving that can be done for everybody on the team,” Vernon said. “If we want to become champions, we have to keep working hard and playing good tennis.”
Penn College has been the rival for Penn State Brandywine over the years. Penn College always has a strong team year after year. Coming off a PSUAC championship for Penn College, Brandywine captured an important win, which only bolsters the team’s confidence.
In the match against Penn College, Brandywine had a strong doubles match from Kevin Nunn and Dan Monteverde. Nunn and Monteverde won the second doubles with the score 8-4, and with Penn College forfeiting 3rd doubles, it gave Brandywine a good lead in the overall team match.
Wins by Dan Monteverde 6-4, 6-1 and Romeo Agno 6-1, 6-3 at the 4th and 5th singles matches, Brandywine got the victory over Penn College. This win was a big moment in the season. Brandywine will play Penn College again at the last match of the season before the PSUAC championship.
The Brandywine men’s tennis team looks to finish the season strong. With 4 games left before the PSUAC championship, Brandywine would like to get on a hot streak and get more confidence heading into the championship.
The PSUAC championships will be held on April 26 at Penn State Mont Alto.
Lion’s Eye Sports Editor, Ajh5474@psu.edu