SE Men cruise past Bison, 7-2
SHAWNEE, Okla. – Southeastern’s men’s tennis team jumped out to a strong start in doubles and cruised to a 7-2 win on Tuesday afternoon over Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee, Okla.
The win moves the Savage Storm to 2-0 in the fall in the final event before the team gets started on preparing for the spring championship season.
In doubles play, Luka Radulovic and Martin Bedecarratz pulled away for an 8-5 win, while Laercio Lobo and Laurent Veith faced a stiffer challenge at No. 2 but ultimately pulled out the 9-8 win with a 14-12 decision in the tiebreaker.
Billy Haugen and Phillip Pavlovic had the easiest time in their doubles matchup picking up an 8-2 win at No. 3.
Veith picked up SE’s highest win, winning 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 position, while Radulovic struggled with a 6-4, 6-4 loss at No. 1 and Lobo was handed a 6-2, 7-6 loss at No. 3.
The bottom half of the lineup, however, was tough as nails, with Bedecarratz cruising to a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 4 to clinch an SE win and take a 5-2 lead.
Haugen continued to build on that lead with a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 5 and Renato Joao fashioned the 7-2 final score with a back-and-forth 5-7, 6-1, 10-5 win at No. 6.
Southeastern Women slips past OBU, 5-4
SHAWNEE, Okla. – Southeastern’s women’s tennis team got strong performances from the bottom half of the lineup to pull out a 5-4 victory over Oklahoma Baptist on Tuesday afternoon in Shawnee, Okla.
The win gets the Savage Storm back in the win column after a tough 5-4 loss to North Central Texas and lifts the Savage Storm to 2-1 in the fall, completes the fall portion of the schedule for SE.
While the top of the lineup had some troubles in doubles and singles, the duo of Elba Huagen and Cassaundra Braaten picked up their game.
The pair cruised to an 8-3 win in doubles as the Storm were beaten in doubles play and trailed 2-1 heading to singles.
Braaten evened the score quickly with a walkover victory at No. 6, while Haugen continued her strong play at No. 4 position with a 6-2, 6-2 win over the Bisons Kelsi Lord.
Fabiola Juarez got back on track in singles play with a win at No. 3, 6-3, 6-1 and Amanda Gomes chipped in a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 5 to clinch the Southeastern victory.