UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

by | Apr 15, 2024

Juan Vigil helped the men's tennis team sweep Maryville Saturday in its first GLVC dual meet of the season. The Tritons have now won three straight duals.
Tennis player Juan Vigil follows through after hitting a backhand shot

Juan Vigil helped the UMSL men’s tennis team sweep Maryville Saturday in the opening dual meet on the Tritons’ Great Lakes Valley Conference schedule. Vigil teamed with Raphael Kerndl to post a 6-3 victory in the No. 1 doubles match and won his No. 3 singles match 6-3, 6-3 against Yann Frezouls. (Photo by Patrick Clark/Athlete’s Eye Photography)

Men’s Tennis
The University of Missouri–St. Louis men’s tennis team opened its Great Lakes Valley Conference schedule by sweeping Maryville 7-0, running its winning streak to three consecutive dual meets on Saturday at the UMSL Tennis Courts. The victory came a day after the Tritons pulled out a 4-2 victory over Quincy at the Quincy Racquet Club in Quincy, Illinois. UMSL won two of three doubles matches to take the opening point in the dual against Maryville before sweeping singles. Jose Mayorga, Raphael Kerndl, Joshua Mackey and Marcos Navas each needed three sets to pull out their singles victories at Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5, respectively. Mayorga’s win over the Saints’ Lorenzo Biava was decided in an 8-6 tiebreaker in the third set at No. 1 singles. No. 3 singles player Juan Vigil and No. 6 singles player Tanin Ramnath made both won more comfortably in straight sets. Kerndl, Mackey and Ramnath each secured singles victories a day earlier after UMSL took the doubles point against the Hawks. UMSL (8-8, 1-0 GLVC) will look to continue its recent surge when it takes to the road to face Lewis on Friday and Illinois Springfield on Saturday.

Women’s Tennis
The Tritons won a pair of duals last week, knocking off Quincy 5-0 on the road on Friday before topping Maryville 5-2 on Saturday in their GLVC opener. UMSL made quick work of the Hawks, taking two of three doubles matches before winning all five singles matches that were completed at the Quincy Racquet Club in Quincy, Illinois. Anna Domingo won a match tiebreaker 10-8 at No. 1 singles while Maja Lietzau, Hannah Tse and Anna Navaron each won in straight sets. Maryville won the doubles point on Saturday before UMSL came back to sweep the top five singles matches. Domingo and Lietzau each needed three sets to pull out their victories over the Saints at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, but Tse, Aleksandra Lopez and Navaron each won in straight sets. UMSL’s two wins snapped a three-dual losing streak. The Tritons (8-7, 1-0 GLVC) will travel to Lewis on Friday and Illinois Springfield on Saturday.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
UMSL’s track and field athletes competed in the University of Central Missouri’s Mule Relays on Friday and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Cougar Classic on Saturday, registering a combined 12 top-10 finishes over the two days. Three of those came in the Mule Relays, where Jacob Warner and Jonny Key finished seventh and ninth, respectively in the men’s 5,000 meters and Toby Middleton took seventh in the men’s 1,500. Warner registered a time of 14 minutes, 45.16 seconds, 6.1 seconds faster than Key. Middleton, meanwhile, clocked a time of 3:56.88. At the Cougar Classic, Kennedy Moore took second in the women’s triple jump with a top mark of 37 feet, 6 3/4 inches. Makayla Brown was eighth in the same event with a top jump of 35-8 3/4. Lily Wagemann and Ella Tynan were seventh and eighth, respectively, in the women’s 800-meter run with Wagemann posting a time of 2:34.22. On the men’s side, Middleton, Caleb Leach and Luke Hall finished sixth, seventh and 10th, respectively, in the men’s 800 with recording a time of 1:56.91. Elijah DeBose was sixth in the long jump with a top mark of 20-5 1/4, and Devon Fanning took ninth in the men’s 3,000 with a time of 9:35.98. Both UMSL teams will compete in next Saturday’s Dewey Allgood Invitational in Rolla, Missouri.

The Tritons’ offense erupted for a combined 53 runs as it took three out of four games in a weekend series against Southwest Baptist at Dodson Field in Bolivar, Missouri. UMSL won the series opener 12-10 in 10 innings on Friday, fell 8-7 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, rebounded with 20-4 win in the second game and capped the weekend with a 14-7 victory in Sunday’s finale. Andrew Bueschers two-run double to left proved decisive in the 10th inning Friday night. He finished with four hits and five RBI in the game, and Braedon Stoakes drove in four runs. The Tritons combined to hit eight home runs in Saturday’s doubleheader. Buescher, Kameron Laskowski and Logan Mantz each homered in Saturday’s loss. Rose Barrett hit two home runs, and Stoakes, Cooper Blythe and Zach Beatty hit one each in the lopsided win. UMSL scored the first 12 runs on Sunday, and Logan McIntyre with a team-high four hits and four RBI. The Tritons (23-14, 15-9 GLVC) take on Harris-Stowe in a noneconference game on Tuesday before playing host to McKendree in a four-game series that begins Friday.

UMSL took three of four games over the weekend in doubleheaders against Upper Iowa and Truman State at the UMSL Softball Field. The Tritons split with Upper Iowa on Saturday, winning the opener 8-7 and losing the second game 2-1. Ashley Borowitz singled through the left side of the infield to drive home Courtney Settles with the winning run as UMSL rallied for two runs in the seventh inning. McKenzie Lamos drove home a team-high four runs in the game. The Tritons overcame three errors. UMSL swept its doubleheader against Truman State on Sunday, winning by scores of 1-0 and 4-2. Borowitz picked up a shutout victory with four strikeouts in her seven innings in the opener, and Simia Spahiev produced the game’s only run with a homer in the fifth. Maddie Illingworth had three hits, two runs and an RBI for the Tritons in Game 2, and Settles also drove in a pair of runs. Katie Schaake picked up the win by holding the Bulldogs to one earned run with six strikeouts. UMSL (21-23, 8-10 GLVC) will play road doubleheaders against Illinois Springfield on Saturday and Quincy on Sunday.

Men’s Golf
Sophomore Leo Baudry led the Tritons to a fifth-place finish in an 18-team field at last week’s Ken Partridge Invitational. Baudry shot a 70 in the final round to finish with total of 219, good for ninth place individually at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana, and he helped UMSL post a combined score of 888. Fifth-year senior Rob Hogan and freshman Ben McPherson both finished in a tie for 28th are carding totals of 225. Missouri S&T’s Jeppe Thybo was the individual medalist with a score of 207, and Grand Valley State won the team title with a score of 863. The Tritons next play in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament beginning next Sunday on the Outlaw Course at Paradise Point Golf Club in Smithville, Missouri.

Women’s Golf
UMSL sat in fourth place after the first day of competition in the UMSL Spring Invitational, held at Norwood Hills Country Club. The Tritons posted a combined score of 607 through 36 holes. Juliette Lecomte led the way with a total of 150 through the first two rounds and was tied for eighth overall, one shot better than senior teammate Momo Kikuchi. Indianapolis’ Anci Dy and Findlay’s May Kelly Mulcahy were tied atop the leaderboard after posting scores of 139 through two rounds, and Indianapolis led the team competition with a combined scored of 577. The tournament concludes on Monday. Earlier last week, UMSL finished ninth out of 18 teams in the Arkansas Tech Spring Preview at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri. The Tritons finished with a combined score of 938 in the 54-hole tournament. Sophomore Wilma Zanderau was UMSL’s top finisher, placing in a tie for 17th with a score of 228. Lecomte tied for 26th with a total of 232. Henderson State won the team title with a combined score of 884. Leading the way was Jinna Boonbumroongsuk, who took medalist honors with a score of 212. After concluding the UMSL Spring Invitational, the Tritons are idle until the GLVC Championship, which begins April 26 in Coal Valley, Illinois.

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