Creighton men’s tennis played its final tournament of the season last weekend, the Redbird Invitational, at the Bloomington Tennis Center, in Normal, Illinois.
The event, lasting from Friday to Sunday, was capped with the Bluejays putting together a good showing against competitors from Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, DePaul, Marquette and Chicago State.
Freshman Nick Campbell won the Flight A Singles championship against DePaul’s Chris Casati 7-6, 6-4.
Campbell showed poise after surviving three straight set points from Casati in the first set before winning 7-6, all after an earlier comeback win in the semifinals the day before against Jorge Bartra Quispe of Illinois State.
Junior Armando Gandini won the Flight C Singles title with a 3-0 record in round robin play, while junior Mac Mease went 2-1 in the same flight.
As doubles play started, the Jays had a doubles team in each of the four flights. Campbell and junior Daniel Lopez-Rey teamed up in Flight A play and pulled out three close wins over opponents from Chicago State, Illinois State and Eastern Illinois.
Mease and sophomore Stratton Brown dropped their first game in Flight B against Illinois State’s Sertkay and Le Gal Perez 8-6, but rebounded with two wins over teams from Chicago State and DePaul.
Sophomore Jose Oscar Diaz and junior Luke Moorhead took on Flight C with a win over Marquette and a close win over Chicago State 8-1.
Lastly, Gandini and sophomore Joe Hoff ended up on both sides of a close finish in Flight D with an 8-7 win over Marquette followed by an 8-7 loss to Eastern Illinois. They finished the day strong with an 8-3 win over Chicago State.
Creighton was 9-3 in doubles play as a team and finished with a 23-12 overall record in all play.
The team is done with its fall schedule and will return for action in January for the second part of their dual season.