JuandeDios Abboud and Carl Geditschka on CSU's men's tennis.
Credit: CSU men's tennis
After a successful weekend, JuandeDios Abboud, left, and Carl Geditschka were named Horizon League's Doubles players of the Week.

CSU men's tennis remains undefeated

CSU's men's tennis continued their winning streak with victories over IUPUI, Northern Kentucky and Walsh.

Cleveland State's men's tennis continued its unbeaten Horizon League streak during their three-match home series on Saturday and Sunday. 

The team started off the weekend by securing a 6-1 victory over Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), followed the next day by a 5-2 victory over Northern Kentucky and a 7-0 victory over Walsh. With the wins, the Vikings are now 18-6 for the year, while they also improved to 7-0 in Horizon League Tennis.

During their match with IUPUI on April 13, CSU quickly took the doubles point, with Lincoln Battle and Devin Boyer winning 6-2, and Carl Gedlitschka and JuandeDios Abboud securing a 6-4 victory. Cleveland State's singles continued their victory streak as Battle secured a 6-3, 6-3 victory, giving the Vikings a 2-0 lead. Boyer followed suit with a 6-4, 6-2 win at the No. 6 spot.

The Vikings’ clinching point came from Gedlitschka's 6-3, 6-4 triumph, ensuring Cleveland State's perfect record in #HLTennis play. The Vikings also brought in singles wins by Mikael Erler, 6-4, 6-4, and Nico Jamison, 6-2, 7-6.

The following day, CSU was back on the court facing Northern Kentucky. The Vikings picked up the early doubles point with a 6-2 win from Carl Gedlitschka and JuandeDios Abboud and a 6-3 win from Lincoln Battle and Devin Boyer.

Gedlitschka then put Cleveland State up 2-0 with a 6-4, 6-0 win in singles before Mikael Erler notched a 6-3, 6-1 win, giving the Vikings a 3-0 edge. Cleveland State's clinching point came as Kade Mindry earned a 6-3, 7-6(2) victory, continuing the Vikings’ undefeated streak.

After their victory over Northern Kentucky, the Vikings played their next opponent of the day, Walsh University. They secured an early 1-0 lead after sweeping all three doubles matches. Austin Staiger and Cole Chappell posted a 6-4 win, Andrew Zimcosky and Mikael Erler notched a 6-3 win and Kade Mindry and Ty Rothchild picked up a 7-5 win.

In their singles matches, Chappell quickly gave the Vikings a 2-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-1 victory before Devin Boyer posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory, putting the score at 3-0. JuandeDios Abboud picked up Cleveland State's clinching point in the match,  posting a 6-3, 6-2 win.

After their success during this home series, Carl Gedlitschka and JuandeDios Abboud were named Horizon League Tennis Doubles Team of the Week, the third time this duo has been crowned with these honors.

The Vikings return to the court on Saturday, April 20, to close out the regular season by hosting Youngstown State.