Panthers Win Opening Match at GLIAC Tournament

Panthers Win Opening Match at GLIAC Tournament

The Ohio Dominican men's tennis team earned an opening round win in the GLIAC Tournament on Friday evening, upsetting the 4th seeded Grand Valley State Lakers 5-2.

Doubles play saw the Lakers claim a 2-1 lead taking and taking some of the momentum away from the Panthers. Walid Gtari (Fr./Tunis, Tunisia) and Justin Tjon (Fr./Willemstad, Curacao) earned the lone point for ODU, winning on court one, 8-2.

In singles, the Panthers found a way to take control and were able to even the match at 2-2 when Tyler Johnston (Jr./Willmington, OH) won at #3 singles. Tjon earned the Panthers third point with a straight set win on court five. Tito Bonadonna (Sr./Caracas, Venezuela) gave ODU a 4-2 lead with a 6-3, 6-3 win on court two, leaving the Panthers one point away from the win. Gtari came through in the end on court one, winning his match 6-3 in the deciding set to give the Panthers the win.

The Panthers return to the court tomorrow as they will take on the tournaments #1 seed, Northwood University. The match is set to begin at 3:45 p.m.

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