posted on May 17, 2011 17:45
MOBILE, Ala—The 9th-ranked Vanguard University Lions blanked the University of Mobile men’s tennis team 9-0 on day one of the 2011 NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship at the Mobile Tennis Center.
Vanguard (8-13) advances to round two Wednesday at 9 am, while Mobile sees its season end with a 6-8 mark. The tournament will conclude with the NAIA National Championship match May 21.
Mobile’s best bet for a victory came at No. 2 doubles, after the team of Enzo Correa and Jesus Urmeneta built a 7-6 lead, but Vanguard’s duo of Yahor Kryvaruchka and Samdro Bucher rallied for the 9-7 win.
In singles play, the Rams managed to take more than one game in a set only three times. This was Mobile’s 12th appearance at nationals and 4th-consecutive postseason berth.
1. Yahor Kryvaruchka (VU) def. Guilherme Lorencon (UM) 6-2, 6-0
2. Samdro Bucher (VU) def. Enzo Correa (UM) 6-1, 6-3
3. Robin Wagner (VU) def. Lucas Martins (UM) 6-1, 6-1
4. Alexandre Piccin (VU) def. Jesus Urmeneta (UM) 6-2, 6-0
5. Radek Rosiak (VU) def. Billy Musgrove (UM) 6-0, 6-1
6. Garrett Gillon (VU) def. Clint Key (UM) 6-0, 6-0
1. Lucas Pereira/Alexandre Piccin (VU) def. Guilherme Lorencon/Lucas Martins (UM) 8-1
2. Yahor Kryvaruchka/Samdro Bucher (VU) def. Enzo Correa/Jesus Urmeneta (UM) 9-7
3. Nils Iwdal/Robin Wagner (VU) def. Billy Musgrove/Clint Key (UM) 8-1