Quick hits: GVSU men's and women's tennis drop road matches
GVSU men’s and women’s tennis drop road matches
The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s tennis teams both dropped its first match since returning from its spring break trip to Orlando. The men’s team traveled to Western Michigan where the Lakers lost 7-0 to the Broncos Monday, March 20. The women’s team traveled to the east side of the state to lose a tight 4-3 match to Detroit Mercy Sunday, March 19.
On the men’s side, the Lakers were unable to steal any wins in doubles competition and did nto have any success in singles either. In singles play, No. 3 Jack Geissler played two close sets but fell in both of them 6-4. Nicholas Urban forced a third set in his singles match, but lost 1-0 (10-8) in the third set.
The women’s team played in a much tighter match but came up short against Detroit Mercy. The Lakers won two matches in doubles play, but faltered in singles play. The pairing of Aimee Moccia and Alexa Sweeney won their match 6-4 while Abby Perkins and Livia Christman won 6-2. Sweeney won her singles match 7-5, 6-4, and Moccia won the only other singles match for the Lakers 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.
ESPN will broadcast 15 GVSU spring games
In conjunction with ESPN, Grand Valley State athletics announced that 15 games will air live on ESPN3 across four different sports. The GVSU baseball, softball and lacrosse teams will all have games air along with the annual football spring game.
Three home doubleheaders for baseball and softball will receive coverage. Baseball games against Ohio Dominican (Apr. 9), Ashland (Apr. 12) and Saginaw Valley State (May 5) while GVSU softball games against Lake Erie (Apr. 22), Walsh (Apr. 23) and Ferris State (Apr. 28) will all air on ESPN3.
Lacrosse games against Lindenwood (March 23) and Seton Hill (Apr. 18) will receive coverage. The football spring game will take place Apr. 15 at noon.
GVSU baseball awarded GLIAC Hitter and Pitcher of the Week
In a five-game week, the Grand Valley State baseball team had two standout junior players win GLIAC Player of the Week Awards. Noah Lamboley won Pitcher of the Week while Austin LaDoux won Hitter of the Week.
Lamboley recorded two wins in two appearances against Pace and Wisconsin-Parkside. The transfer pitcher threw six innings of one-run ball in a start against Pace before pitching 2.1 scoreless innings of relief against Wisconsin-Parkside.
While Lamboley shut down opposing hitters, LaDoux gave opposing pitchers nightmares on the mound. In 15 at-bats, LaDoux amassed eight hits, six of which went for extra bases. He drove in six runs during the span while boosting his average to a team-high .447.