Photo of women’s tennis courtesy of Erik Schelkun, daytonflyers.com.
Taylor Robertson | Sports Editor
University of Dayton men’s golf tied for ninth place at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate last week on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The two-day event was hosted by Francis Marion on par-72.
Junior Kyle Schmidt was the top finisher for the Flyers coming in 15th place with a score of 73-74-72 totaling 219. Among 89 players, Schmidt carded the third most parred holes with 39.
Trailing behind Schmidt was teammate senior Blake Solomon with a score of 76-72-72 totaling 220 points.
Sophomore Henry May excelled with an average score of 2.75 on par three holes which tied for the lowest par three scoring average.
After falling to Evansville on Saturday, the Flyers picked up the pace with two victories on Sunday’s doubleheader, winning the series. (2-11, 4-2, 5-4).
Dayton now sits at 5-1 on the season while Evansville falls to 1-6.
Junior Alex Neff proved himself a key player with four runs between the two games, including a two-run home run during the second game on Sunday.
Junior Ryan Steinhauer pitched five innings to start the first game, allowing only one unearned run on two hits and five strikeouts.
Graudate student Andrew Zapka stepped onto the mound in the seventh inning, striking out four players in his 2.1 innings. Zapka finished the game for the Flyer’s snatching the victory in game one.
During game two, senior Jake Silverstein closed the game pitching the final 1.2 innings, picking up his first career save and only allowing one unearned run with three strikeouts, securing the win for the Flyers.
Dayton competed in Western Kentucky University’s Hilltopper Spring Fling this past weekend.
The first game against WKU was rescheduled due to field conditions following rain on Thursday.
The Flyers fell to WKU, Illinois State and Ohio University and are now 1-9 on the season after two weekends of action.
The men’s tennis team fell to Toledo on Sunday 5-2 placing them now 6-5 on the season.
The boys got wins in singles play with junior Matt DeMarco defeating Krzysztof Wetoszka of Toledo and teammate freshman Eric Perkowski taking with victory against Toledo’s Cole Shoults.
The Flyers have three home matches remaining at the South Regency Tennis Center in Miamisburg beginning on Saturday at 4 p.m.
The women’s team started the weekend off with a 7-0 loss at home against Ball State on Friday afternoon.
Freshman Laura Greb and junior Erica Wojcikiewicz opened the match by taking the first set in doubles play 6-1. Greb is now tied with freshman Neena Katauskas for second on the team in doubles victories with her sixth win of the year.
The Flyers ended the weekend with a win over Ohio Northern on Sunday afternoon 7-0. The Flyers took every set in the match improving to 6-5 on the season.
To start the day, the women took all three doubles sets from ONU. The Flyer’s dominated singles play, taking all 12 sets across six matches.
Senior Claire Ghidotti and sophomore Sarah DeMarco finished off the match both winning 6-0 in the final flights to complete the victory for Dayton.
Up Next for the Flyers:
- Men’s Basketball at Richmond
- March 2Baseball vs Eastern Kentucky
- March 4–5 Men’s Golf at the Sea Palms Invitational.
- March 4, 5, 6 Baseball vs Belmont
- March 5 Men’s Basketball at home vs Davidson
- March 4-6 Softball at the LU Purple and Gold Challenge
- March 5 Men’s and Women’s Tennis
- March 6Women’s Soccer vs Miami at home