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Tennis Dominates Ladies and Gents in Conference Play

Tennis Dominates Ladies and Gents in Conference Play

Southwestern came out strong in their first conference match of the season, defeating Centenary College 8-1 in men's and women's tennis action over the weekend.

The men kicked off the day with a sweep of doubles action. Egan Cornachione and Sam McCready had a tough match in #1 doubles but emerged with the win 8-6. Andy Clarage and Alvaro Rojas dominated their #2 doubles match by not dropping a single set to win 8-1. Omeed Azmoudeh and Scott Sandoval completed the sweep with an 8-3 win in #3 doubles.

SU continued their outstanding play in singles matches. Clarage (#2) and McCready (#3) swept sets to win 6-0. 6-0. Sandoval (#4) won 6-4, 6-1, Azmoudeh (#5) won 6-0, 6-3 and Rojas (#6) won 6-0, 6-2. Cornachione fell in a dog fight after an elongated match, losing 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-10.

The women were just as sharp but went 2-1 in doubles matches to start. Aimee Blake and Elizabeth Ellis (#1) and Gabby Hunt and Kristina Krampitz (#3) both won their matches 8-2, while Sarah Johnson and Marieke Visser (#2) fell 8-2.

Singles played allowed the Pirates to pull away as they swept play. Blake started things off with an easy 6-0, 6-4 win in #1 singles and Hunt upped the ante with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep in the #2 slot. Hunt continued the winning with a 6-2, 6-4 win in #3 singles and Visser followed suit winning 6-3, 6-4 in #4 singles. Ellis (#5) and Krampitz (#6) closed out the win with 7-5, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-2 wins, respectively.

The men improve to 3-6 on the year while the women improve to 5-5 overall. The teams return to action on April 13th as they face SCAC opponent Colorado College before taking on Hastings.