Men's Tennis


Denver Tops Valparaiso, 4-3

Jan. 27, 2018


The University of Denver men’s tennis team defeated Valparaiso University, 4-3, on Saturday at the Match Point Tennis Complex in Griffith, Ind.

The victory moved Denver to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Summit League.

The Pioneers split the singles matches with the Crusaders. Eric Morris in the No. 2 spot, Sean Huynh in the No. 5 spot and Pedro Fernandez Del Valle in the No. 6 spot each earned victories on the singles courts, with Huynh picking up a decisive 6-0, 6-2 win against Garrett Gardner.

In doubles play, Denver’s Matt Summers and Jesse Ruder-Hook combined to defeat Chad Kissell and Kweisi Kenyatte, 7-6 (6-1) and the pairing of Jorge Nunez and Mattia Ros defeated Brandon Ancona and Gabriel Carvajal, 6-3.



Denver’s next match is set for February 10th against Air Force.


1. Chad Kissell (VALPO) def. Mattia Ros (DEN_M) 6-1, 6-4

2. Eric Morris (DEN_M) def. Brandon Ancona (VALPO) 6-4, 7-5

3. Kweisi Kenyatte (VALPO) def. Matt Summers (DEN_M) 7-5, 6-4

4. Gabriel Carvajal (VALPO) def. Jorge Nunez (DEN_M) 4-6, 6-4, 12-10

5. Sean Huynh (DEN_M) def. Garrett Gardner (VALPO) 6-0, 6-2

6. Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN_M) def. Brian Pecyna (VALPO) 6-2, 6-2


1. Matt Summers/Jesse Ruder-Hook (DEN_M) def. Chad Kissell/Kweisi Kenyatte (VALPO) 7-6 (6-1)

2. Jorge Nunez/Mattia Ros (DEN_M) def. Brandon Ancona/Gabriel Carvajal (VALPO) 6-3

3. Daniel Langston/Garrett Gardner (VALPO) def. Sean Huynh/Eric Morris (DEN_M) 6-4


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Attn: Kaley Rickert

2201 E. Asbury Avenue 

Denver, CO 80208


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