Early season success for indoor track and tennis

By on January 24, 2013

A shot from the fifth annual track and field meet held April 20, 2012 at Cardinal Track Park and Soccer Stadium.
Photo by Michael Baldwin/The Louisville Cardinal

By Noah Allison–

Believe it or not, Louisville Athletics are taking place on other courts than the one inside the KFC Yum! Center this time of year. The tennis team has begun its season with a 3-0 record, recording victories against Nebraska, Morehead State and Murray State.

Rex Ecarma, Louisville tennis head coach of 23 years has the Cardinals ranked 34th in the nation and rising. Without a single senior on the team, the young group has started off the season well with their “Teddy Bridgewater” injured for the opener against Nebraska, Sophomore from Vienna, Austria, Sebastion Stiefelmeyer returned to make his season debut with and 8-3 doubles victory.

The indoor track season is under way and being led by the shot put. At the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. Senior Khadija Abdullah took first place in the shot put with a toss of 16.55m while teammate Amashi Kendall took second place with a 16.13m toss. Junior Sam Bombaugh took first in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 18.62m.

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Photo: Michael Baldwin/The Louisville Cardinal

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