On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the Crusader tennis team took on Bishop McNamara at home, winning the match 4 to 1. On first singles, senior Jeremy Tryban won a 3 set endurance test 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. On third singles, senior Liam Millerick swiftly defeated his opponent 6-2, 6-1. For second doubles, seniors Dan Rooney and John Brandt started out with a commanding lead and kept it that way, winning 6-0, 6-2. First doubles sophomores Ryan Cunnea and Joe Mendala shut out their opponents 6-0, 6-0.
Brother Rice Tennis hosted their “Crusader Classic” championship tennis tournament on Saturday, May 2, 2015, and placed 3rd overall in the tournament. Senior Liam Millerick and junior TJ Saas took 3rd place for 1st doubles, and sophomores Ryan Cunnea and Joe Mendala took 3rd place for 2nd doubles.
The Brother Rice varsity tennis team fell to the Providence Catholic Celtics 4-1 on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The team’s victory was by sophomores Joe Mendala and Ryan Cunnea, who won their doubles match. On the frosh/soph level, the Crusaders put up a fight but also came short 4-1, with a win from sophomore Jack Brunette, who won a tight singles match.
The Brother Rice varsity tennis team faced Oak Lawn High School on Wednesday, April 23, 2015, and swept them 5-0. On April 24, the team squared off against the De La Salle Meteors and won 3-2. Outstanding performances were turned in by seniors Liam Millerick and Dan Rooney, who won their doubles match, senior John Brandt and junior Zack Meegan, and sophomore Ryan Cunnea, who won his singles match to seal the deal.
Visiting Brother Rice defeated Mount Carmel 3 -2 in Jackson Park yesterday. Seniors Liam Millerick and Dan Rooney guided our tennis team winning their match. Junior TJ Saas also won along with Sophomores Joe Mandala and Ryan Cunnea who contributed to our win.
The varsity and frosh/soph tennis teams faced Eisenhower in a vigorous tennis match. However, our varsity could not come up victorious after Jeremy Tryban and TJ Saas each had victories in singles. Our Frosh/soph won 3-2.
The varsity tennis team faced Lane Tech on Monday, March 30, 2015, and fell short 2-3. The team was led by junior TJ Saas who won his singles match, and sophomores Joe Mendala and Ryan Cunnea, who won their doubles match.
The Brother Rice varsity tennis team faced St. Laurence yesterday and emerged victorious with a 4-1 win. At the frosh/soph level, the Crusaders swept the Vikings with a 5-0 win.
The Brother Rice varsity tennis team led off the season with a 5-0 sweep over Richards. Seniors Liam Millerick and Dan Rooney won their doubles match, as well as senior John Brandt and junior Zack Meegan. For singles, senior Jeremy Tryban and junior TJ Saas both won their matches. Sophomores Joe Mendala and Ryan Cunnea won their doubles match as well.
On the frosh/soph level, the team was led by sophomores Jack Brunette, Zach Charters and Matt Hanlon. Even though they fell to the Bulldogs 2-3, they played valiantly.
The tennis team finished its season in style as the varsity blanked Morgan Park Academy 5-0. Jack Gorman and Liam Millerick were stellar, competing 6-4, 6-4 to win their match. The frosh/soph team concluded its season, also showing off its talent in a 4-1 victory.