MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – A "first serve" was held Friday, Sept. 8 by Mount Vernon Nazarene University Chaplain and Vice President for Student Life Joe Noonen along with Mark Ramser, the generous donor for the newly constructed Ramser Tennis Courts.
Prior to MVNU's men's and women's tennis match with Geneva College, plaques were awarded to Ramser and Head Coach Daniel Doan, in celebration of their invaluable contributions to the reinstitution of the MVNU tennis programs in 2017.
The weather cooperated, and a good crowd was on hand to witness both the pre-match ceremony and the match against Geneva College.
Full results from the day's play are included below, as the visiting Geneva College was able to prevail by a score of 6-3 in both the men's and women's matches.
On the men's side, the top of the Cougar lineup was able to earn its opening wins of the season. Freshman Danny Mayotte and freshman Logan Gauthier paired up to cruise to an 8-2 result at No. 1 doubles. The duo would also earn victories in singles action, with Mayotte dropping just three games at the top flight and Gauthier earning a 6-1, 6-4 outcome at No. 2.
The last two singles positions also produced positive outcomes for the Cougars, with Keller taking a 6-3, 6-1 win and Aly Landis prevailing 6-4, 6-2.
The MVNU men's and women's tennis teams have a quick turnaround for an away match against Crossroads League opponent Huntington. That match is set to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.
MT - Geneva College 6, MVNU 3
#1 – Mayotte/Gauthier (MVNU); def. Beck/Heidengren (GC); 8-2
#2 – Abbott/Stahl (GC) def. Maurer/LoPrinzi (MVNU); 8-2
#3 - Greissinger/Hoal (GC) def. Miller/Vilt (MVNU); 8-1
#1 – Danny Mayotte (MVNU) def. Alex Beck (GC); 6-2, 6-1
#2 – Logan Gauthier (MVNU) def. Nate Heidengren (GC); 6-1, 6-4
#3 – Ethan Stahl (GC) def. Kevin Maurer (MVNU); 6-0, 6-2
#4 – Jesse Hooke (GC) def. Vince LoPrinzi (MVNU); 6-4, 6-3
#5 – Alex Greissinger (GC) def. Eric Miller (MVNU); 6-0, 6-1
#6 – Caleb Hoal (GC) def. Neill Vilt (MVNU); 6-0, 6-0
WT - Geneva College 6, MVNU 3
#1 – Letterman/Stoll (GC) def. Reyes/Weber (MVNU); 8-0
#2 – Moyer/Orndoff (GC) def. Morehouse/Higgins (MVNU); 8-4
#3 – Bishop/Keller (MVNU) def. Anderson/Newberry (GC); 8-6
#1 – Rachael Letterman (GC) def. Gaby Reyes (MVNU); 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
#2 – Sara Stoll (GC) def. Sarah Higgins (MVNU); 6-4, 6-1
#3 – Grace Moyer (GC) def. Jayna Morehouse (MVNU); 7-5, 6-1
#4 – Victoria Hinds (GC) def. Ashley Weber (MVNU); 6-0, 6-4
#5 – Shelbi Keller (MVNU) def. Felicity Orndoff (GC); 6-3, 6-1
#6 – Aly Landis (MVNU) def. Bekah Locke (GC); 6-4, 6-2