Men's Tennis Open 2017 with Two Victories

Feb 11, 2017

BOX SCORE vs. Knox College

BOX SCORE vs. Bethany Lutheran


DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque men's tennis team opened their 2017 season with a pair of victories on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC). It was nearly warm enough to play outside in mid-February, but the Spartans opened their season in the warm confines of the CRWC. The Spartans began with a 9-0 score over Knox College and ended the night with a 6-3 win over Bethany Lutheran.

Justin Castro went 2-0 at #1 singles and 2-0 at #2 doubles. Teammates Matthew Sablay would finish 2-0 at #2 singles, Ranfer Hernandez would finish 2-0 at #3 singles, Jordan Hamling was 2-0 at #5 singles, and Zebulon Hill was 2-0 at #6 singles.

"It was a great performance in our first matches of the year," commented head coach Claudio Giraldi. "We still have alot to work and improve on. The student-athletes are happy, but they know Monday it's back on the court and training hard for our match next weekend which is also our first conference match."


Dubuque, Univ. of 9, Knox College 0
Feb 11, 2017 at Dubuque, Iowa (CRWC)

Singles competition
1. Justin Castro (DBQM) def. Minh Le (KCM) 6-0, 6-1
2. Matthew Sablay (DBQM) def. Ganexh Uppalapu (KCM) 6-0, 6-0
3. Ranfer Hernandez (DBQM) def. Jared Schwarz (KCM) 6-0, 6-0
4. Jared Jhun (DBQM) def. Swarup Behera (KCM) 6-0, 6-0
5. Jordan Hamling (DBQM) def. Mahmood Ali Khan (KCM) 6-2, 6-1
6. Zebulon Hill (DBQM) def. No player (KCM), by default


Doubles competition
1. Matthew Sablay/Ranfer Hernandez (DBQM) def. Minh Le/Ganexh Uppalapu (KCM) 8-0
2. Justin Castro/Jared Jhun (DBQM) def. Jared Schwarz/Swarup Behera (KCM) 8-1
3. Jordan Hamling/Zebulon Hill (DBQM) def. No player/No player (KCM), by default

Dubuque, Univ. of 6, Bethany Lutheran 3
Feb 11, 2017 at Dubuque, Iowa (CRWC)

Singles competition
1. Justin Castro (DBQM) def. Andrew Jelken (BLC) 6-3, 6-0
2. Matthew Sablay (DBQM) def. Laine Larson (BLC) 6-2, 6-1
3. Ranfer Hernandez (DBQM) def. Dalton Werckman (BLC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Carter Dahl (BLC) def. Jared Jhun (DBQM) 6-2, 6-7, 11-9
5. Jordan Hamling (DBQM) def. Jacob Kubler (BLC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Zebulon Hill (DBQM) def. Jordan Poff (BLC) 6-0, 6-3


Doubles competition
1. Andrew Jelken/Dalton Werckman (BLC) def. Matthew Sablay/Ranfer Hernandez (DBQM) 8-5
2. Justin Castro/Jared Jhun (DBQM) def. Laine Larson/Carter Dahl (BLC) 8-2
3. Jacob Kubler/Jordan Poff (BLC) def. Jordan Hamling/Zebulon Hill (DBQM) 8-3