Swag at Seidel-Swagerty: Men's Tennis tops Hardin-Simmons, 9-0
For the first time this season, the McMurry men's tennis team was able to play on its newly-renovated Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center facilities and made good use of the occasion with a 9-0 win over cross-town foe Hardin-Simmons University. The victory improved the War Hawks to 8-5 on the year.
McMurry jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the team total by sweeping all of the doubles matches. The McM No. 2 doubles tandem of Preston Steblein and Christiano Mendes were off the courts first with an 8-2 win over the Cowboys' Steven Stanley and Jordan Wilson. The No. 1 duo of Chris Breaux and Casjen Rico were next with an 8-4 victory over HSU's Michael McCullough and Nathan Chavez.
At No. 3 doubles, McMurry's Felipe Cruz and Carlos Perez battled to an 8-5 win over Jesse Rawlings and Dylan Price.
Needing just two more wins to tie up the team victory, the War Hawks swooped in to take all six singles matches in straight sets. At No. 6 singles, Tom Weir made just his third start of the year – and improved to 3-0 – earning a 6-1, 6-0 win over Price. McM iced the team win when Mendes finished off Stanley in the No. 3 singles bout - also by a 6-1, 6-0 - making it 5-0.
Mendes (9-3) and Rico (9-2) both earned their team-leading ninth victories of the season. Rico and Breaux also upped their doubles record to 8-4, topping the team, as well.
McMurry University Men's Tennis
Hardin-Simmons vs McMurry University (Apr 04, 2013) McMurry University 9, Hardin-Simmons 0 Apr 04, 2013 at Abilene, Texas (Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center)
1. Felipe Cruz (MCMMT) def. Michael McCullough (HSU) 6-2, 6-4 2. Chris Breaux (MCMMT) def. Nathan Chavez (HSU) 6-3, 6-2 3. Christiano Mendes (MCMMT) def. Steven Stanley (HSU) 6-1, 6-0 4. Preston Steblein (MCMMT) def. Jesse Rawlings (HSU) 6-2, 6-3 5. Casjen Rico (MCMMT) def. Jordan Wilson (HSU) 6-1, 6-0 6. Tom Weir (MCMMT) def. Dylan Price (HSU) 6-1, 6-0
1. Chris Breaux/Casjen Rico (MCMMT) def. Michael McCullough/Nathan Chavez (HSU) 8-4 2. Preston Steblein/Christiano Mendes (MCMMT) def. Steven Stanley/Jordan Wilson (HSU) 8-2 3. Felipe Cruz/Carlos Perez (MCMMT) def. Jesse Rawlings/Dylan Price (HSU) 8-5
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