January 2020 TIB Newsletter
Eddie Winner, Illinois State University
Track & Field 1/17/2020 By Dayton Hammes
Redbirds Win Third-Straight Coughlan-Malloy Cup
NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State track & field lifted the Coughlan-Malloy Cup trophy for the third-straight year, topping Indiana State, 186-138, on Friday night inside Horton Field House.
The Coughlan-Malloy Cup is unique in that the men's and women's team scores are combined into an overall score and the team with the highest combined total wins the traveling trophy. The Redbirds' victory marks the fourth time in the 16-year history that Illinois State has taken home the title and the first time that win has come inside Horton Field House.
The men's team had six individuals win seven events. Newcomer Eddie Winner (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) broke a six-year meet record in the men's pole vault, clearing 5.06 meters (16-07.25) to win the event and remove yet another Indiana State record.
Eran Ber Amir Haviv
Grand Canyon University
GCU thrives in final home meet
The Grand Canyon men's swimming and diving team finished its last home meet of the season with a victory over California Baptist 200-100.
GCU seniors Eran Ber (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL), Asahi Nagahata, Wiktor Jaszczak, Noah Lambert, Pietro Hufnagel Toscani and Nick Benson were recognized for their time as Lopes and were able to help secure the win in their last appearance at home.
"We swam and dove very well today with some surprisingly fast times, including several pool records," head coach Steve Schaffer said. "It was fun to be able to send off our seniors with wins for their final home meet."
The Lopes started strong by winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 30.81 seconds by the underclassman team of Kainan Coerin, Amir Haviv (Rishon Lezion, ISRAEL), Mazen Shoukri and Florent Janin. Ber, junior Cameron Carney and Nasser swept the 200 backstroke. First place was claimed by Ber in his final meet at home (1:51.68). Carney took second (1:51.90) and Nasser finished in third (1:52.54).
Matvey Radionov, Appalachian State
Tennis Splits Pair of Matches, Defeats TSU in Season Opener
N.C. - App
State men's tennis started the 2020 spring with a 1-1 record, blanking
Tennessee State before falling to Lipscomb.
With the win over the Tigers, the Mountaineers won their first season opener
since a 7-0 victory over Liberty during the 2010-11 campaign.
App State 4, Tennessee State 0
The Mountaineers got off to a strong start with the doubles point as App swept
the first portion of the match.
The top three singles players Matvey Radionov
(Jaffa, ISRAEL) (No. 1), Bargeron (No. 2) and Alex Pavkovich
(No. 3) captured the three-needed singles contests to win and seal the victory.
Radionov earned a straight-set victory, 6-2, 6-2, against Misdrachis to give
App a 2-0 advantage.
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Daniel Cukierman, University of Southern California
Tennis | January 26, 2020
ANGELES, CALIF. — The No. 3 USC men's tennis team will print tickets to ITA
National Team Indoor Championships for the 12th straight year thanks to another
shutout win on ITA Kickoff Weekend at Marks Stadium. Up against an upset-minded
Santa Clara squad, the Trojans quieted the Broncos with a swift move to the
doubles point followed by a string of straight-set singles wins — clinched
again by Daniel
Cukierman (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) — to net a 4-0 win today at Marks
USC's doubles duo of Stefan
Dostanic and Bradley
Frye set the scene, silencing their SCU opponents 6-0 on court three to
kick things off. Next, Mor Bulis (Petach
Tikva, ISRAEL) and Ryder
Jackson roared to a 6-3 win on court two, and USC was in the books with
a 1-0 advantage. The Broncos snagged first sets on two courts, but the Trojans
were in solid shape otherwise. Frye continued his hot streak, pumping out a
6-1, 6-0 win on court six over Nick Cmager to get USC a 2-0 lead. It was a
winning day for #9 Bulis as well, who followed up his doubles win with a smooth
6-1, 6-1 victory over Vasilelos Iliopoulos on court three to tee up
Cukierman for another clincher. The top-ranked Trojan hit the finish line with
his 6-4, 6-2 win over Arthur Neuhaus on court one to round out the weekend's
work for the Trojans and lock in another victorious ITA Kickoff Weekend for
Ilana Tetruashvili, Louisiana Tech University
LA Tech Sweeps Home Weekend with Win over McNeese
RUSTON, LA – 1/26/20 - The Louisiana Tech tennis team made it a sweep of its home weekend, downing McNeese State by a final score of 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Ruston Sports Complex.
After a two-hour delay due to overnight rain, LA Tech (3-3) grabbed the doubles point and got four more points from singles action. This came a day after handling another in-state foe at home.
"I'm really proud of the team this weekend getting two quality wins," said head coach Amanda Stone. "I'm especially proud of them today, beating McNeese after getting shut out by them a couple of years ago. That's a huge flip in a short amount of time.
"Our intensity was good and our level was consistent throughout. We were close in sweeping all the singles. The fifth and final point came from sophomore Ilana Tetruashvili (Bat Yam, ISRAEL) who registered a 7-6, 6-1 win against Sofia San Moreno on court three.
Talya Zandberg, University of Arizona
01/26/2020 Camila Wesbrooks, Arizona Athletics
Sweeps No. 52 UNLV
Wildcats bounced back today sweeping UNLV 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Arizona came out strong right away, with Marie Van Aelst
Prelle setting the tone for the match by winning 6-0 followed by
another 6-0 win from Abby Amos
Zandberg (Tiberias, ISRAEL).
Iglupas continued that momentum taking away the first singles victory
defeating Connie Li 6-1, 6-0. Soon after Zandberg secured another point for the
Cats at the No. 1 spot. Freshman Kayla Wilkins
clinched the match defeating Olivia Elliott 6-1, 7-5.
"We bounced back well today," head coach Ryan Stotland
said. "It was good to see the energy was great from the very first point.
We have been working on our starts and we did a great job improving that today.
We look forward to playing at home and playing in front of the great Wildcat
Amit Baran, North Carolina Central University
Tennis | 1/24/2020
Notch Doubles Win in Road Loss to the Pirates
N.C. — Junior
and sophomore Amit
Baran (Yotvata, ISRAEL) teamed up for the only win for the North Carolina Central
University men's tennis team in a 7-0 non-conference road loss at East Carolina
University on Friday.
Clark and Baran survived a tiebreaker to clinch their doubles victory. The
Eagle duo outlasted the ECU tandem of sophomore Simon Labbe and freshman Nelson
Stafford 7-5 in the tiebreaker to clinch the narrow 7-6 triumph. Clark/Baran
leveled their record together at 1-1.
The Pirates won the top two doubles bouts by matching 6-1 scores to secure the
first team point.
Mika Misgav, Saint Louis University
Win Opener in Dramatic Fashion
Saint Louis women's tennis trailed on three different occasions in its
season-opening match against Chicago State Friday night, but the Billikens
rallied for a 4-3 victory at St. Clair Tennis Club.
downed Isidora Hrnjak 7-5, 6-0 at No. 6 singles to knot the match 3-3 before Adriana Gonzalez
churned out a 7-6, 7-6 triumph over Katarina Dukic in the deciding No. 5
Gonzalez teamed with Mika Misgav (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) for a 6-4 victory over Dukic and Susana Andres at No. 2 doubles, but Chicago
State won at No. 1 and No. 3 to go on top 1-0.
The Billikens tied it 1-1 and 2-2 with singles wins by Misgav and Mariluz Rojo,
respectively. Misgav defeated Diana Borodina 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3, while Rojo
toppled Kristina Pukhaeva 7-5, 7-5 at No. 1.