Posted by Chris Megginson - Sat, Feb. 22, 2014 - [Tennis]
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University men's and women's tennis teams each opened the 2014 season Saturday with wins over visiting Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs.
The 23rd-ranked men were able to do a lot of work early in doubles play, winning all three matches. They also only lost two of the six singles matches for a 7-2 win. Sebastian Marot and Ben Ward both had a 6-0 set in their singles matches.
"This is a great start," said CU tennis coach Kyle Caven, "The boys had very good intensity in doubles and a great start. It was a perfect overall effort to begin the year."
The 21st-ranked women had a bit of a tougher time, but were able to come away victorious, 5-4. CU won two of three doubles matches and split the singles matches with the visiting Bulldogs.
The Lady Tigers lost some ground in the early singles matches, but wins by Jenna Sallee, Lindy Charity and Haley Dallas helped seal the deal for the team.
"The girls had great patience," Caven continued, "Our four through six slots came through big in the end of the match to close it out. I couldn't ask for better weather or way to start our season."
Both teams will resume action Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. with their Mid-South Conference openers against Georgetown College at the Kelly Hall Tennis Complex.
Campbellsville 7, Tennessee Wesleyan 2
Alejandro Soriano/Pontus Blom (CU) def. David Escobosa/Jacob Dorey (TWC), 8-4
Sebastian Marot/Zach Baulch (CU) def. Ezequiel Gils/Oleskil Lahuza (TWC), 8-2
Parker Jones/Austin Spalding (CU) def. Gad Azulay/Francisco Gallardo (TWC), 8-4
Sebastian Marot (CU) def. David Escobosa (TWC), 6-0, 6-4
Ezequiel Gils (TWC) def. Alejandro Soriano (CU), 6-3, 7-6
Pontus Blom (CU) def. Gad Azulay (TWC), 6-3, 6-2
Francisco Gallardo (TWC) def. Parker Jones (CU), 7-5, 6-3
Ben Ward (CU) def. Oleskil Lahuza (TWC), 6-0, 6-2
Johan Fuzellier (CU) def. Jacob Dorey (TWC), 6-1, 6-1
Campbellsville 5, Tennessee Wesleyan 4
Ekaterina Vezhenkova/Beatriz Signori (TWC) def. Anna Tumanyan/Haley Dallas (CU), 8-3
Megan Charity/Gleidys Salazar (CU) def. Tatum McMahon/Rachael Walker (TWC), 9-7
Jenna Sallee/Lindy Charity (CU) def. Jayden Morrison/Wendi Watson (TWC), 8-3
Ekaterina Vezhenkova (TWC) def. Anna Tumanyan (CU) 7-6, 6-3
Beatriz Signori (TWC) def. Megan Charity (CU), 6-0, 6-3
Jayden Morrison (TWC) def. Gleidys Salazar (CU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Jenna Sallee (CU) def. Tatum McMahon (TWC), 4-0 Retired
Lindy Charity (CU) def. Wendi Watson (TWC), 6-4, 6-4
Haley Dallas (CU) def. Rachael Walker (TWC), 6-3, 6-3