#WeeklyRundown: Week of Jan. 23 to Jan. 30

DaRon Holmes II broke the Flyer all-time single-season block record against Rhode Island Friday. Photo by Keegan Gupta, Flyer News.

Taylor Robertson Sports Editor

Men’s Tennis

UD men’s tennis team won both matches against Thomas More last Sunday, Jan. 23rd, extending their home winning streak to 15.

There were 11 different Flyers competing in two match-ups on Sunday and Dayton took every point from the Saints.

Senior, Steven Karl, and freshman, Eric Perkowski, opened the first match and took the doubles point. On court two, junior Georgi Mavrodiev and sophomore Ronit Hiryur won their matchup 6-3.

On Friday, the Flyers took all 12 sets during singles play against IUPUI at South Regency Tennis Center in Miamisburg.

The Jaguars fall to 0-3 on the season while the Flyers extended their winning streak to 16 and improve to 4-3 on the season.

Early on senior, Will Harper and junior, Connor Bruce put up a 7-5 win on Court Three. Dayton went on to win all 12 sets across all six courts against IUPUI in singles play.

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team fell to University of Cincinnati last Sunday at South Regency Tennis Center in Miamisburg. The Flyers dropped the doubles point early on to give Cincinnati a 1-0 lead.

The Flyers headed back to Miamisburg and defeated Northern Kentucky on Friday with a 5-2 victory.

For the first time in 2022 the No. 3 Doubles went to the Flyers, Sarah DeMarco and Laura Greb. Greb now leads the Flyers in singles wins after grabbing a third point for the Flyers with a win in two sets against Daniela Rosenberger.

The Flyers snatched their second win of the weekend on Saturday at West Indy Racquet Club against IUPUI.

Junior Paige Kompa and freshman Neena Katauskas opened the match and took the No. 1 doubles point. Katauskas got a win for the Flyers in singles against Samantha Hayward.

In singles matches, Claire Ghidotti and Laura Greb both won by forfeit in No. 5 and 6 singles, putting the Flyers up 3-0.

Women’s Basketball

On Sunday, Jan. 23, the UD women’s basketball team defeated Fordham 52-48. Early in the fourth quarter the Flyers were down 10 points until a pair of back-to-back free throws lead Dayton to a victory.

Graduate student Jenna Giacone hit the free throws that put Dayton in the lead in the last seconds of the game. Sophomore Tenin Magass had 13 rebounds by the end of the game.

On Wednesday, the Flyers headed to University of Richmond and earned a huge win in Atlantic-10 play.

The Flyers took the lead from start to finish extending their winning streak to nine games. In the opening quarter, sophomore Makira Cook contributed to the team’s 20 point lead with a drive and 3-pointer, setting the score at 5-0.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Dayton’s defense stopped the Spiders from scoring for nearly three minutes.

Men’s Basketball

The men’s basketball team defeated Rhode Island in a close contest 53-51 on Friday night at UD arena.

Toumani Camara lead the team with 18 points, six blocks and 10 rebounds followed by freshman DaRon Holmes ll with 12 points and Kobe Elvis with 11.

Holmes broke the Flyer all-time single-season block record that was previously set by Steven McElvene in 2015 to 2016.

Holmes currently has 56 blocks after 21 games and is the first Flyer to tie the Dayton single-game block record more than once.

Track and Field

On Friday the women’s Track and Field team placed second out of nine schools at the Cedarville Collegiate Open.

Freshman Kelly McCloughan earned victories in the 60 meter hurdle prelims and finals with a finishing time of 9.36 seconds.

In the jumping events freshman Emily Pham placed second in the pole vault with a jump of 3.09 meters. Jayla Pruitt earned 10 points for the Flyer’s in the triple jump, winning the event with a mark of 10.62 meters.

On the thrower side, they headed to University of Findlay to compete. Junior Hannah Lindenman set a new personal record in the weight throw, winning her flight with a throw of 16.33 meters. Graduate student Taylor Flight placed third in the weight throw with a 18.29 meter toss in the finals.

Next up

  • Feb. 2: Men’s Basketball at VCU at 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 2: Women’s Basketball at UD arena at 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 4: Men’s Tennis vs Youngstown State.
  • Feb. 5: Men’s Basketball at Saint Louis at 2 p.m.
  • Feb. 5: Women’s Basketball at UD arena at 2 p.m.
  • Feb. 5: Women’s Track and Field at University of Akron
  • Feb. 5: Women’s Tennis vs Marshall