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The EKU women’s tennis team at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. COURTESY OF DIEGO ASIS


By TREY BAKER
progress@eku.edu

The Eastern men and women’s tennis team competed in the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Northern Kentucky University and Dayton, this past weekend.

The Eastern men, led by Junior Alberto Tintore, ended the weekend with a 5-5 record in singles matches. Tintore won three straight matches, advancing to the Flight Six Championship where he fell to Case Western Reserve’s Phil Gruber (6-3, 4-6, 1-0).

Junior Diego Asis and Sophomore Colin Hart each won a singles match. Asis won his match in the Flight Four consolation bracket by defeating Northern’s Adrian Isache (1-6, 6-3, 1-0).

Hart defeated University of Dayton’s Kyle Macdonald in the Flight Five consolation bracket (6-2, 7-5).

Tintore and Hart teamed up to play a doubles match against Wright State’s duo, they were rewarded the victory after a walkover. Tintore and Hart advanced to a match-up against Furman, they were defeated (6-2).

The Eastern men will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to compete in the Purdue Fall Invitational from Sept. 25 through the 27.

For the Eastern women, sophomore Laura Argente led way, defeating University of Dayton’s Carly Peck (6-4, 6-3), and Lewis University’s Nora Mindiyarova (6-1, 6-3) to advance the Flight Two Championship match where Argente defeated University of Dayton’s Jade Kawamoto (6-1, 6-3).

Colonel freshman Margaux Lacroix defeated Northern Kentucky University’s Sydney Power (2-6, 6-3 (3)) before falling to Lewis University’s Megan Nguyen (6-2, 6-1).

Eastern freshman Reque Montalvo earned a win in a singles match defeating West Virginia State University’s Charlotte Sandy (6-3, 6-1). Montalvo advanced to face Xavier University’s Zoe Manion where she was defeated (6-2, 6-2).

The Eastern women finished the weekend 5-4 in single matches.

The Eastern women’s next invitational will be held in Chattanooga, Tenn., where they will compete in the Chattanooga Fall Invitation from Oct. 2 through the 4.