RU Defeats Asheville, PC Tops CU
Radford 6, UNC Asheville 1
After dropping the doubles point, No. 73 Radford responded by sweeping the singles competition to capture its sixth Big South regular-season title in the last seven years, with a 6-1 victory over UNC Asheville in men’s tennis action Saturday afternoon at the RU Tennis Courts.
Winners of 53 of their last 58 matches against League competition, the Highlanders improve to 15-4 overall and 6-0 in conference.
UNCA (10-9, 3-2) swept the doubles portion to take the early 1-0 advantage.
Radford bounced back in singles and it didn’t waste time grabbing control of the match. Shortly after Stin Meulemans (6-0, 6-1) tied the contest, 1-1, Nicholas Sayer put the Highlanders up for good with his 6-1, 6-4 victory at the top singles position.
Sayer, who entered ranked No. 78 in the ITA Singles Rankings, improved to 28-8 on this season with his 15th win in the last 16 matches.
Just prior to Joe Mills (6-0, 6-3) clinching the match on court five, Igor Ogrizek defeated Matt Waissen, 6-4, 6-3, to extend Radford’s lead to 3-1.
With the match already decided, the Highlander’s got three-set victories from Thomas Dehaen (6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-3) and Patrick O'Keefe (6-4, 2-6, 6-4) to finish off the singles sweep.
Radford returns to the courts tomorrow with a 1:00pm dual at George Washington.
UNC Asheville hosts Presbyterian College on April 11 at 2:00pm.
Presbyterian 5, Campbell 2
Campbell captured four singles matches and the doubles point en route to a 5-2 victory over Presbyterian Saturday morning. Adrien Rossignon improved to a team best 13-5 for the Camels (8-10, 3-3).
Rossignon defeated Grayson Mills in the on spot (6-4, 6-2). Fernando Guillen snapped a two match losing streak by knocking off Rafael Berghaus in the two position (6-3, 6-1). The San Louis Potisi, Mexico native is 12-6 in singles play this season.
Junior David Clavera knocked off Zachary Sprouse in the three position (6-1, 7-5). The win snapped a two match losing streak and improved him to 8-10 this season. Freshman Steven Billington won his fourth match as a Camel by defeating Andrew Bringham in the five spot (6-1, 6-0).
The Camels swept all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point. Rossignon and Josep Baro won their eight match of the season by defeating William O'Connell and Berghaus in the one spot (8-7).
Clavera and Guillen improved to a team best 9-7 in doubles play after knocking off Breigham and Sprouse (8-5) in the two spot. Billington and August Iwdal completed the doubles sweep for Campbell by beating Edward Snead and Nathan Crocker in the three spot (8-6).
Presbyterian travels to Asheville on April 11 to play at 2:00pm.