Men’s tennis beats Fresno

The Eagles ended the afternoon 5-2.


Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Redshirt senior Alexei Prokopchuk leans back to hit the ball.

Charlotte McKinley, Freelance Writer

Men’s tennis continued their win streak with a 5-2 victory over Fresno Pacific University on Feb. 13.


Preparing for a battle, the Eagles were eager to get to the courts. Senior duo Alexei Prokopchuk and Antonio Varona lost the first match of the game 4-6. Senior Sebastian Herrera and freshman Adrian Solorzano on court two lost their match with a score of 5-7, handing the Sunbirds the doubles point.  Juniors Callen Hein and Isaac Cordova won their match, 6-5, but it was not enough to take the doubles point.


In singles, the Eagles proved their dominance over the Sunbirds. Herrera finished his match first, scoring the first set 6-3 and the second 6-0. Prokopchuk finished second, scoring the first set 6-2 and the last set 6-4. Solorzano was on fire throughout his sets. He scored the first set 6-0, lost the second 4-6 and came out on top with a resounding 6-0. Redshirt junior Alex Sedeno won his first set 7-6 and his second set 6-3. Varona finished his match next, losing with sets of 5-7 and 3-6. Hein finished last, claiming victory through three sets scoring 6-4, 1-6 and 6-3.

Biola claimed victory, 5-2.

Men’s tennis (3-1) will face off against Concordia University Irvine at home on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. Footage and stats from the game are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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