Another Sweep for Seward Men’s Tennis

KSCB News - March 11, 2015 6:31 am

The #6 Seward County Saints continued a red hot streak by winning their second consecutive match in sweeping fashion, hammering Southwestern 9-0 Tuesday afternoon to move to 4-0 on the season.

Doubles action got things going in Winfield Tuesday afternoon where 7th ranked Ronzai Saurombe and Vitor Galvao picked up an easy 8-2 win over Michael Bond and Devon Leone in #1 doubles to give Seward an early 1-0 lead. Tare Mariga and Paul Arslanian continued the Saints success at #3 doubles, knocking off Chris Cane and Braden Baker 8-4 to put Seward up 2-0. The doubles match of the day came at #2 where Felipe Casares and Alvaro Regnifo teamed up for the Saints to earn an 8-6 win against Johnas Joudrey and Logan Bevis to give Seward a clean sweep in doubles play.

Arslanian earned the Saints first singles point with a 6-0, 6-0 drubbing of Chris Lane in #6 action and Saurombe clinched the match for the Saints with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Joudrey at #1 singles to make it 5-0 Seward. The Saints continued to dominate the Moundbuilders at every spot, with Southwestern’s closest match coming in a 6-1, 6-3 Casares beating of Bevis as they took the points down the board to win their second straight match 9-0.

The Saints improve to a sparkling 4-0 on the season and have lost just 6 of their 36 total matches played on the year. Southwestern drops to 2-3 on the year with the loss.

Seward will be idle for 11 days before taking the court again on March 21st when they host Tabor in their 2015 home opener.

The 5th ranked Seward County Lady Saints struggles as a team continued Tuesday afternoon in Winfield, Kansas as for the second straight match, their only wins came from their top two players Paula Lopez and Paula Coyos as they fell 6-3 to Southwestern College.

Once again it was no contest at #1 doubles where Paula Lopez and Paula Coyos, the 2nd ranked duo in the country, had little trouble with Sydney Shields and Nye Cheatnam, downing the Moundbuilders top pair 8-1 to pick up Seward’s first point of the day. Southwestern responded though, earning 8-1 and 8-2 wins at #2 and #3 doubles respectively and the Builders headed to singles play up 2-1.

Lopez and Coyos took care of business in singles play as well, Lopez winning 6-1, 6-1 at #1 over Morgan Hughes while Coyos defended her #10 national ranking with a dominating 6-0, 6-1 win over Shields at #2 to give Seward the lead back 3-2. That lead would be short-lived however as the Lady Saints other four players in their lineup couldn’t mount much of a fight against the Builders. Seward managed just four games total at #4, #5, and #6 singles, losing each one of those matches while Kellyn Peters put up a battle at #3 singles before losing 7-6 (6), 6-3 as Southwestern went on to take the match 6-3.

The Lady Saints drop their second straight match by a count of 6-3 in which Lopez and Coyos earned their only wins as they fall to 1-3 on the year. Southwestern wins their fourth straight after an 0-2 start and is now 4-2 on the year.

Seward will look to get things going back in the right direction before hosting their 2015 home opener on Saturday, March 21st against Tabor in Liberal.


Roy Allen


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