Men’s tennis knocks off Portland 6-0

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Alex Sanders whacks a ball against Portland.

SMU remains undefeated at home this spring, as to defeated the Portland Pilots 6-0 at the Four Seasons at Las Colinas on Sunday.

The Mustangs are now 9-7 overall, but 6-0 at home and have yet to lose the doubles point in any match in Dallas.

Gusty winds and cold temperatures played a large role in Sunday’s match, but SMU head coach Carl Neufeld was pleased with how his team faced the elements.

“It was the toughest conditions we’ve seen,” Neufeld said. “It was a great test and I’m proud of how we responded. If these guys want to go pro, it’s part of the show. They really responded well.”

Arkidjas Slobodkins and Mischa Nowicki won at No. 1 doubles — improving to 2-0 as a pair, while Nate Lammons and Alex Sanders earned their 16th win of the season.

SMU won four singles matches in straight sets with both senior Mustangs earning wins.

“I’m really proud of our seniors,” Neufeld said. “They’re playing their best tennis and they played well again today.”

On Tuesday, SMU will face No. 24 Columbia at the Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas at 3 p.m.

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