OMAHA ATHLETICS REWIND april 24-30, 2017


The Omaha baseball team opened its week with in-state foe Nebraska last Tuesday, falling 13-2. Ryan Cate (2-for-5, one run) and Grant Suponchick (2-for-2, one RBI) both had multi-hit efforts.

On Friday, the Mavericks dropped a 3-1 loss at Western Illinois. Sam Murphy struck out seven in 8.0 innings of work, and he did not allow a Leatherneck baserunner after the third, retiring 16 straight batters to finish the game. Jack Kalina was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored.


The Omaha softball team was swept in a doubleheader against IUPUI last weekend. IUPUI defeated Omaha 9-1 in five innings in the morning game of Sunday’s doubleheader. Lizzie Noble went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the Mavericks. Lia Mancuso finished 1-for-3 with a stolen base. Laura Roecker took the loss, pitching 2.1 innings and allowing eight runs on eight hits.

In the second game, IUPUI topped the Mavericks 7-3. Noble led the Mavericks again at the plate with a 3-for-4 effort that included two triples and an RBI. Mancuso finished the game 1-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI. Abbie Clanton started the game and allowed six runs in 4.0 innings of work.


The Omaha men's golf team opened play in the Summit League Championships on Monday. The 54-hole tournament was postponed one day due to weather in Newton, Kan. The teams will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday. The Mavericks were runners up last season.


The Omaha women's golf team finished in eighth place at the Summit League Championships last week at ArborLinks in Nebraska City. Junior Megan Vetrovsky led the Mavericks in scoring with a total of 237 in the 54-hole tournament to finish in a tie for 16th.


The Omaha men’s tennis team advanced to the Summit League Men’s Tennis Championship final this weekend. UNO won its semifinal match over Oral Roberts 4-3 last Saturday. The Mavericks started by clinching the doubles point. In singles action, Alex Woodward earned a split set decision at No. 6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Nathan Reekie evened the match at 3-all with a three-set victory at the second spot, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. After dropping the first set 7-5, Razvan Grigorescu clinched the match by winning the next two sets 6-3, 7-6 (1).

In Saturday’s finals, Omaha fell to Denver 4-1. Alex Woodward topped Ignatius Castellino for a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles for Omaha’s lone point.

Razvan Grigorescu, Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger and Nathan Reekie were named to the 2017 All-Summit Men’s Tennis Team on Thursday. Grigorescu was tabbed the league’s Newcomer of the Year.


Michelle Lo was among the 12 student-athletes named to the 2017 All-Summit Women's Tennis Team on Thursday. It marked the third straight all-league award for Lo, who also earned the honor in 2015 and 2016.


The Omaha track & field team competed in the Drake Relays and at the Kip Janvrin Open last weekend. Sydnee Mitchell-Jemison took second place in the 400 meters at the Javrin, posting a time of 58.22. She was one of three Mavericks in the top 10 of the event. Daylee Olson was seventh, finishing in 1:00.24, and Taleah Williams was 10th at 1:01.10. All three times were personal bests.


Monday, May 1

MGOLF at Summit League Championships | 8am | Newton, Kan.

Tuesday, May 2

MGOLF at Summit League Championships | 9am | Newton, Kan.

Friday, May 5

SB vs. North Dakota State | 5pm | Westside Field at Westbrook

BSB vs. Fort Wayne | 4pm | Seymour Smith Park

Saturday, May 6

T&F at Nebraska Invite | 11am | Lincoln, Neb.

SB vs. North Dakota State (DH) (Senior Day) | 1pm/3pm | Westside Field at Westbrook

BSB vs. Fort Wayne | 2pm | Seymour Smith Park

Sunday, May 7

BSB vs. Fort Wayne (Senior Day) | Noon | Seymour Smith Park

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