Kenyatte Earns 12th Straight Singles Win on Saturday
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Kenyatte Earns 12th Straight Singles Win on Saturday
Kweisi Kenyatte hasn't lost since Feb. 3, stringing together 12 straight singles wins.

Sophomore Kweisi Kenyatte (Detroit, Mich. / East English Village Preparatory) provided a bright spot for the Valparaiso University men’s tennis team on Saturday as he accounted for the squad’s lone triumph in a 6-1 defeat to Drake in a rematch of last year’s Summit League final. Kenyatte’s win came at No. 3 singles in a match that took place outdoors at the Valpo Tennis Complex.               

How It Happened

  • Kenyatte prevailed 6-4, 7-6(6) to beat Calum MacGeoch in straight sets.
  • The only match to go to three sets was No. 6, where Finley Hall topped Valpo’s Daniel Langston (Ponca City, Okla. / Ponca City) 6-2, 1-6, 10-5 in a third-set tiebreak.
  • Another close match was at No. 4, where Bayo Philips edged Brian Pecyna (Glen Ellyn, Ill. / Homeschooled) 7-6(9) in the first set before capturing the second 6-2.
  • Drake (15-13, 5-1) won No. 1 and No. 3 doubles by the scores of 6-3, while No. 2 doubles went unfinished.

Inside the Match

  • Valpo (12-4, 2-2) saw its six-match winning streak screech to a halt.
  • Kenyatte boosted his singles mark to 19-5 and has won 12 consecutive matches.
  • The sophomore is already up to 39 career wins and needs one more to nail down his second straight 20-win campaign.

Up Next

Valpo will continue Summit League action on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. by hosting Omaha. If the weather cooperates, the match will be played at the Valpo Tennis Complex. If not, it will be held at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith.