SMU men's tennis wins ninth straight home match, defeats Tulane 5-2
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The SMU men's tennis team brought home another win on Sunday against conference rival Tulane University. This was their third consecutive win for the weekend.
The Mustangs came off of a double header against Bradley and Prairie View A&M, defeating the Braves 5-2 and Panthers 7-0.
The match against Tulane started out with the Mustangs earning the doubles point, with Robert Sajovich and Adham el-Effendi taking the first victory against Takuma Ohashi and Adam Bernstein 8-1.
On the next court over, Mischa Nowicki and Gaston Cuadranti edged the duo of Shaye Wali and Rodrigo Rappaccioli 8-5.
The line one pairing of Joseph Hattrup and Tobias Flood fell to Ian Mark and Joe Young 8-5.
In singles play for the afternoon, three of the five matches finished off in straight sets.
In the number two position, Cuadranti beat Young 6-1, 7-5. El-Effendi handled his opponent Ohashi 6-3, 6-3, and Nowicki defeated Wali 7-5, 6-3.
Sajovich and David Costa both faced three setters and Sajovich picked up a win 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 in the third set. Costa however fell to his opponent along with Griffin who lost in a third set tiebreaker.
The Mustangs improved to 12-5 this season and 3-1 in Conference USA action.