WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -The Purdue men's tennis team wrapped up its fall schedule last weekend inside the Schwartz Tennis Center with an impressive showing at the program's Old Gold & Black Invite. In all, the Boilermakers secured three singles and two doubles championships during the three-day event that exclusively featured Indiana-based schools.
Sophomore Stephan Koenigsfest swept Ball State's Tom Carney 4-6, 6-1, 6-2; Butler's Ari Gerstein 6-4, 6-3 and IUPUI's Eric Hollingsworth 6-0, 6-0 to capture the Flight A title. On court two, freshman Maksymilian Raupuk also tallied three wins to secure the Flight B title, defeating Cardinal Khamasi Muhiga 6-1, 6-1; Bulldog Adrian Mag 6-3, 6-2 and Jaguar Grant Esposito 6-0, 6-1. Fellow newcomer Ali Mooraj also didn't drop a set to win the Flight C title on court three, besting Luke Weise of Ball State 6-0, 6-2; Lope Adelakun of Butler 6-3, 6-4 and Kyle Whittaker of IUPUI 6-4, 6-2.
Purdue's fourth player, Renan Hanayama, only competed in singles of Friday, losing a close match to Grant Weaver of IUPUI 6-7, 6-2, 7-6. Afterward, the senior withdrew from singles due to injury, but reappeared Sunday for doubles. There, he and partner Mooraj captured the Flight B title, finishing 2-1 against the field. Additionally, Koenigsfest and Raupuk remained undefeated through the weekend with a 3-0 performance in doubles, earning the tandem the Flight A title.
The Boilermakers will return to action in January, opening the spring season back inside the Schwartz Tennis Center with a home doubleheader. Details regarding those two matches and the entire regular season schedule will be released in December.