Vikings Begin Nine-Match Home Stand Against William Jessup Friday

Vikings Begin Nine-Match Home Stand Against William Jessup Friday

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PORTLAND, Ore – The Portland State men’s tennis team will open a nine-game home match on Friday, Feb. 3 against William Jessup at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center (10 a.m.).

The Vikings enter the weekend with a 1-3 record after claiming their first victory in their home opener on Jan. 27 against Lewis & Clark.

There were plenty of firsts for the Vikings in their 7-0 sweep of the Pioneers on Friday. Six Vikings have earned the first doubles wins of their Portland State careers. In fourth place, Luka Jovanovic earned his first career collegiate singles win, while four other Vikings picked up their first singles wins of the season.

Freshman Gregory Gruenig leads the Vikings with a 2-2 singles record, winning games against Grand Canyon’s Paolo Rosati and Lewis & Clark’s Wade McDermott in fifth place.

In doubles No. 1, Gruenig and Jan Semerak are 1-1, having two of their first four matches unfinished. After a 6-1 victory over Lewis & Clark on Friday, the pair came close to picking up a win over Portland’s Sema Pankin and Elefttherios Neos before the match was announced at 5-4.

The Vikings’ nine-game home game begins Friday and ends Wednesday, March 15 against North Dakota.

William Jessup (0-1) at Portland State (1-3)
When: Friday, February 3 | 10am
Where: Tualatin Hills Tennis Center (Beaverton, Oregon)
All-time series: 0-0

William Jessup’s men’s tennis program is in only its second season, following a 1-13 inaugural season in 2022. The Warriors are 0-1 this year after falling 4-3 to Holy Names on Friday, January 27. Friday will mark the first meeting between the Warriors and the Vikings.

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