Bod Brief: Men’s tennis snags win over Southwest Baptist


Kohichiro Yamada

Santiago Rendon (back) and Miquel Perez (front) hug each other March 25, 2022, Topeka, Kansas. Rendon and Perez won their doubles match 7-6.

Returning to the outdoor courts for the first time since the fall, Washburn men’s tennis took on No. 44 Southwest Baptist University March 25.

The match was as close as it could be, but the Ichabods came away with a 4-3 win to stay perfect at home on the year.

In doubles play, senior Raul-Alin Dicu and freshman Noah Neideck won a 6-2 match from the second position. Playing from the first spot, freshman Matthew Earle and sophomore Sebastian Pjontek fell 7-5.

Sophomores Miquel Perez and Santiago Rendon broke the tie with a 7-6 tiebreaker win of their own to take the singles point for the Ichabods.

The Bearcats tied the match after Perez fell in two sets to open singles play. Freshman Tim Hammes finished shortly after with a two set win to pull back ahead. Dicu was playing from the first spot and came away with a three-set victory.

Sophomore Daniel Bird lost a three-set match from the fourth position but Neideck quickly finished up his match on court six, winning in two sets. Rendon played out his fifth position match, falling in three sets, but Washburn still came away with the 4-3 victory.

The win moved the Ichabods to 12-2 overall on the year and they will stay at home and face Rockhurst University March 29.

Edited by: Glorianna Noland