The Seattle University men’s tennis team opened its season on Jan. 18 against the University of Washington across the Cut. The team won two of three doubles games and was unsuccessful in the third. second grader Veselin Kiselkow and graduate student Clemens Hamelin defeated the Huskies 6-3 in their match. Junior worn by Julian and newbie Yu Han Hseih would come out on top in a hard-fought doubles match against their northern neighbors, winning 7-6.
The team will head to Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho on Jan. 28 for their matchup.
The women’s tennis team traveled to Oregon to play the Portland State Vikings on January 21st. The team lost the matchup 2-5 with some strong performances from sophomore Miria Fehr and sophomore’s doubles partner Elena Kralev and Lilia Dimowa.
The Redhawks traveled further south to Eugene, Oregon on January 22 to take on the University of Oregon. The Redhawks couldn’t win a match against the Vikings, but in a singles match against the Ducks, Dimova managed to win 6-2, 7-5.
Women’s tennis looks to improve on its record February 11 at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.
Both the men’s and women’s teams competed against Brigham Young University, Colorado Mesa, Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy on January 21 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For the women’s team, sophomore Sammy Mosier He finished fourth overall with a time of 58.21 in the 100m butterfly. student in the first year Sarah Cook finished fourth overall in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:05.65.
The men’s side saw Junior MichaelLuna finished the long distance 1650m freestyle in 17:06.92, good enough to finish fifth overall. second grader Andres Banuelos finished eighth overall with a time of 17:19.14 in the 1650m freestyle. Finally, the Sophmore men’s 400m freestyle relay Cole Lantingsecond grader Nicholas ImigSenior Connor Barringer and newbie Matthew Chan secured fifth place overall with a time of 3:09.63.
The men’s and women’s swim teams are now preparing for the Western Athletic Conference Championships in McAllen, Texas on February 22-25.
The men’s basketball team had a great week, beating Southern Utah University (SUU) 81-60 and beating Tarleton State 67-47. During the game against SUU, senior Riley Grigsby scored a career-high 33 points and was named WAC Player of the Week the second week in a row. The SUU game was the eighth straight win for the Redhawks. SUU had the highest point average in the league but failed to match that against Seattle, scoring 27 points below their average.
The team also received votes recently USA Today Athletic Coach Survey. This puts Seattle U among the top teams in the country. This is the first time since the 1964-65 season that the Redhawks have been identified in a Division 1 basketball league table. Seattle U is currently 16-4 and 7-0 in conference play. They travel to Texas this week to take on Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin.
The Seattle U women’s basketball team also played two games this week. The Redhawks faced California Baptist on January 19 in Riverside, California. They played a hard fought game but lost 58-72. The team flew home to face New Mexico State on January 21. Despite a close game, especially in the second half, the Redhawks lost 58-50 at home.
The team will leave Seattle to face Utah Valley on January 26th in Orem, Utah. They then travel to St. George, Utah to face Utah Tech on January 28th.