UPLAND, Ind. - It was blazing hot in Indiana on Saturday, with temperatures on the tennis courts soaring to 110 degrees, but if the University of Northwestern Ohio tennis teams want to make it to Alabama for the National Tournament next spring, it's these kind of conditions they'll need to embrace.
The UNOH men's team beat Taylor University 6-3 and the women's team won 5-4. The wins marked the first for new head coach Phil Taylor and assistant coach Amelia Harris.
The Rueda brothers gave UNOH three points on the men's side. Senior Gustavo won at first singles and freshman Daniel won at third singles, and they paired up for a win at first doubles. Austen Hammett and Rastko Tatarevic won at third doubles, and the Racers got singles wins from Paulo Conceicao and Akira Kuwada.
The Lady Racers swept the first four singles spots, but it was a battle for Nathalia da Silva at third singles, winning 6-3, 7-6 (4). Jessie Stambaugh and Andrea Arango won at first doubles while Arango, Shaye Warman and Stambaugh added singles victories.