The Purdue University Calumet men's tennis team kicked off its 2015 season Sunday when the Peregrines traveled to St. Joseph's College. The Peregrines sustained a 9-0 nonleague setback.
The Peregrines' No. 1 doubles team of Alberto Monaco and Patrick Mudd put up a fight in their match, falling 8-4 to SJC's Redi Imel and Adam Meeker. That effort was repeated by the No. 3 duo of Murilo Cunha and Jeff Michner, who also fell 8-4, to St. Joseph's pair Samir Shammas and Lucas Jessen.
Purdue Calumet returns to action when Friday, March 20, when the Peregrines face Roosevelt and Adrian at Match Point Racquet Club in Griffith, Ind.
SAINT JOSEPH'S COLLEGE 9, PURDUE CALUMET 0
SINGLES: 1. Reid Imel def. Alberto Monaco, 6-1, 6-0; 2. Danny James def. Patrick Mudd, 6-0, 6-0; 3. Andrew Klump def. Will Harber, 6-0, 6-0; 4. Adam Meeker def. Murilo Cunha, 6-0, 6-2; 5. Samir Shammar def. Jeff Michner, 6-1, 6-0; 6. Lucas Jessen def. James Newman, 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES: 1. Imel/Meeker def. Monaco/Mudd, 8-4; 2. Klump/Hanes def. Harber/Newman, 8-0; 3. Shammas/Jessen def. Cunha/Michner, 8-4.