Quick Hits 10/10


Anthony Clark Jr., Sports Editor

Women’s golf wins first fall title on the road

The Grand Valley State University women’s golf team finished in first-place in the William Beal Fall Classic last week in a 17-team invitational.

After a trying start to the fall season, the Lakers are seemingly creating a promising momentum shift in their favor as the team followed up its second-place finish in the Laker Fall Invite their last time out.

GVSU’s depth chart continues to experience a significant lapse in availability as the team has only seen four of its five total players compete this season with junior Kay Zubkus still recovering from a surgical procedure – making this title win that much harder to secure.

Olivia Stoll has been influential for GVSU as the sophomore won her first individual title with a score of 208 (-8). The remaining three sophomores dug themselves firmly into the top-20, as Paula Badino placed ninth (226, +10), Megan Miron tied for 15th (231, +15) and Julia Sanchez finished 19th-overall (233, +17).

The team will see its first glimpse at postseason nationals as they compete in the NCAA Nationals Preview Oct. 10-11. 

GV men’s tennis competes against out-of-conference matchups

The men’s team faced off against Cornerstone University on Oct. 7 in their first match of the season that finished 6-1 in favor of GVSU and added the first victory to the Lakers’ record.

Sebastian Arce, Sean Miller, Jack Dausman, Ignasi Garros, Ignacio Morera-Lucas and Patricio Sepulveda all participated in singles action as each Laker besides Arce (lost 1-2) won their individual matchups.

GVSU also participated in doubles action as Arce and senior Unai Gonzalez lost their matchup, 4-6 while Martov and Sepulveda and Dausman and Miller won their duo matches 6-4 each.

The following day, the team played Grace College where they won 5-2 with the same lineups from the day previous in both doubles and individual action.

Arce would ultimately lose his individual match in three games once again, as the remaining five individual Lakers won their matches to finish the weekend 2-0 individually.

However, Matov and Sepulveda would be the only doubles pair for the Lakers that won their matchup (6-3), as the remaining two would fall short of a win.

As the Lakers sit at 2-0 in the regular season, GVSU will take a hiatus for the remainder of the fall season until they return to GLIAC and out-of-conference action that won’t begin until the early spring season.