McMurry University men’s tennis finished its two-game road trip to Oklahoma with a 9-0 non-conference win over Southwestern Christian University. The victory improved the War Hawks’ overall record to 8-10 on the year.
McM was never really threatened by the Eagles, taking all three doubles points to start the day. The visiting McMurry team then swept all the singles matches in straight sets.
At No. 1 doubles, the McM team of Chris Breaux and Casjen Rico improved to 9-6 on the year by defeating SU’s team of Alistair Sandercock and Rodrigo Reyes, 8-6. It was the third victory in a row for the Breaux-Rico team.
No. 2 doubles was where the War Hawks displayed what has been their most successful – in terms of percentage – doubles team. Senior Preston Steblein and freshman Dustin Douglas had little trouble upping their record to 9-3 on the year, dispatching of the Eagles’ Jacob Gillispie and Will Long, 8-3. McMurry took a forfeit at No. 3 doubles.
Dani Perez played No. 1 singles and topped Reyes, 6-1, 6-2, while Steblein won at No. 2 over Sandercock (6-3, 6-3). Perez improved to 6-8 and Steblein evened his individual record at 9-9.
Rico booked his team-leading 15th (15-3) singles win, bumping up to No. 3 position and defeating Gillispie, 6-3, 6-1.
At the Nos. 4and 5 matches, Cristiano Mendes and Hunter Ward both shut out their SSU foes by identical 6-0, 6-0 tallies. The Eagles forfeited the No. 6 match.
McMurry University 9, Southwestern Christian 0
Apr 11, 2014 at Lawton, OK (Cameron Univ.)
1. Dani Perez (MCMMT) def. Rodrigo Reyes (SWC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Preston Steblein (MCMMT) def. Alistair Sandercock (SWC) 6-3, 6-3
3. Casjen Rico (MCMMT) def. Jacob Gillispie (SWC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Cristiano Mendes (MCMMT) def. Will Long (SWC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Hunter Ward (MCMMT) def. Tago Branmayer (SWC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Dustin Douglas (MCMMT) def. No player (SWC), by default
1. Chris Breaux/Casjen Rico (MCMMT) def. Alistair Sandercock/Rodrigo Reyes (SWC) 8-6
2. Preston Steblein/Dustin Douglas (MCMMT) def. Jacob Gillispie/Will Long (SWC) 8-3
3. Felipe Cruz/Dani Perez (MCMMT) def. No player/No player (SWC), by default
McMurry University 8-10
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