Ateneo Lawn Tennis teams fall to opponents

The Ateneo de Manila Lawn Tennis teams have yet to claim win number 1 in UAAP Season 74.

On Saturday, January 14, the Blue Eagles lost to the University of the East netters, 2-3. Mark Balce won the first singles match, 7-5, 6-1, but UE went on to win the other singles matches and the first doubles match. Andre Banate and Johann Exconde teamed up to win the second doubles match, 6-1, 6-1, but it was already a no-bearing match.

Later that day, the Lady Eagles suffered the same fate as they fell to the lady netters of the University of Santo Tomas, 1-4. Joan Opulencia was the only Lady Eagle who won a match, 6-4, 6-2.

On Sunday, January 15, the Blue Eagles once again fell to their opponents. They lost to the University of Santo Tomas, 1-4.

Mark Balce won the first singles match for the Blue Eagles, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. But the rest of the Blue Eagles weren’t so lucky as the Tigers swept the rest of the matches.

The Ateneo Men’s Lawn Tennis team will face the National University netters next. Their match is scheduled for Januay 21, 12 noon at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Courts. Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles will go up against their De La Salle University counterparts on Sunday, January 22, 9 am also at Rizal Memorial.


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