Leahy Earns Singles Win in 6-1 Loss to Idaho


After relinquishing the doubles point, Seattle University men’s tennis (0-8) picked up a win in singles play but ultimately would drop the match, 6-1, to Idaho (2-1).

“Idaho is a very good team,” said head coach Adam Reeb. “They came out strong in doubles and never really relinquished control of the match. Ian [Clare] and Michael [Schoettler] had a good win at No. 3 doubles and Connor [Leahy] played a great singles match as well. Tanner [Berkabile] played well too and almost came away with a singles win as well. We’re continuing to focus on getting better and we know the results will hopefully come soon. We’re looking forward to a stretch of mostly home matches the next month or so after being on the road a lot to start the season.”

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Ian Clare (Sachse, Texas) and Michael Schoettler (Tacoma, Wash.) took a doubles match from the Vandals in the No. 3 spot, but would earn the win only after the doubles point had already been clinched.

The Vandals took a 5-0 lead through the first four singles matches before SU’s Connor Leahy (Portland, Ore.) picked up a straight sets victory, 6-1, 6-2, over Idaho’s Peter Shin. Idaho finished the match with a win in the No. 5 spot to earn a 6-1 win.

After two trips to the Rose City the past two weekends, the Redhawks welcome Portland State to Seattle on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:15 p.m., a match which will take place at the Tennis Center at Sand Point.

Idaho 6, Seattle U 1

Doubles Results
No. 1 – Artem Vasheshnikov/Jackson Varney (UI) def. Matt Alderson/Tanner Berkabile (SU), 6-2
No. 2 – Odon Barta/Felipe Fonseca (UI) def. John Stormans/Connor Leahy (SU), 6-3
No. 3 – Ian Clare/Michael Schoettler (SU) def. Lucas Coutinho/Peter Shin (UI), 6-3
Order of Finish: 1,2,3

Singles Results
No. 1 – Odon Barta (UI) def. Ian Clare (SU), 7-5, 6-2
No. 2 – Felipe Fonseca (UI) def. John Stormans (SU), 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 – Artem Vasheshnikov (UI) def. Michael Schoettler (SU), 6-2, 6-0
No. 4 – Jackson Varney (UI) def. Matt Alderson (SU), 6-3, 6-0
No. 5 – Lucas Coutinho (UI) def. Tanner Berkabile (SU), 7-6, 6-7, 10-7
No. 6 – Connor Leahy (SU) def. Peter Shin (UI), 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3,2,4,1,6,5

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