Saints Blank Timberwolves in Liberal

KSCB News - March 18, 2016 6:01 am

The #4 Seward County Saints rolled to their tenth win of the season Sunday morning in front of their home crowd at Blue Bonnet Park in Liberal, hammering the visiting Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves 9-0 to glide into Spring Break 10-0.

Doubles play got things kicked off Sunday on a foggy morning in Liberal. The Saints earned their first point of the match at #2 where Ondrej Nice and Felipe Casares secured a quick 8-2 win to put Seward up early 1-0. The matches at #1 and #3 doubles were a little bit more contested by the Thunderwolves, but in the end, it was Seward prevailing 8-4 in both spots to go up 3-0.

In singles play, Nice earned an easy 6-1, 6-2 win over David Mould at #4 singles while Zach Suico had little trouble at #6 with a 6-2, 6-1 win to give the Saints a 5-0 lead. Przemek Zielinski and Ngoni Makambwa, both top 50 ranked players for the Saints, picked up matching 6-2, 6-3 wins for Seward at #2 and #5 to make it 7-0. Alex Mosehle played a tough first set at #3 singles, winning 6-4, but cruised in the second 6-1 to secure the Saints seventh win of the morning. The match of the day came at #1 singles where Carlos Anez battled Aussie Siggy Menzel. In front of spirited crowds on both sides, Anez took the opening set 6-4, but watched as Menzel took the second 6-3 to even the match up. The tiebreak was a close one as well with Anez eventually outlasting Menzel 10-8 to take the match and secure the sweep for the Saints.

Seward improves to 10-0 on the year with the win while CSU-Pueblo falls to 0-6.

The Saints will enjoy Spring Break with their undefeated record before putting it back on the line on March 22nd when they host the Barton Cougars at Blue Bonnet Park.


The Seward County Lady Saints picked up yet another lopsided victory Sunday morning at Blue Bonnet Park, taking down NCAA Division II foe Colorado State-Pueblo by a score of 9-0 to improve to 13-0 on the year.

Seward started the match with a point as CSU-Pueblo was unable to fill all three doubles spots. Sliding up to the #1 doubles line was Nthabi Mogopodi and Thalita Rodrigues who battled back from an early deficit to win 8-5 for a 2-0 match lead for the Lady Saints. Also moving up in the lineup due to the default was Madison Hoelting and Tadi Mrewa to #2 and like their teammates, came from behind to win 8-5 as well to put Seward up 3-0 after doubles action.

Another Pueblo default at #6 singles and a quick 6-0, 6-1 beating by Rodrigues at #2 singles clinched the match win for the Lady Saints, but they weren’t done there. Mialiniaina Rakotondrazafy won 6-2, 6-3 at the top spot for Seward while sister Maminiaina Rakotondrazafy put matching 6-3 scores together for a win at #3 to put the Lady Saints in front 7-0. Alba Payeras battled through some struggles to gut out a 6-1, 7-5 win at #5 for Seward and Yennifer Delgado finished up the sweep in the final match of the day, downing Samantha Cachutt 7-6 (3), 0-6, 10-7 in #4 singles.

The 9-0 victory for the Lady Saints pushes them to 13-0 on the year while Colorado State-Pueblo falls to 0-5.

Seward’s next outing will come on March 22nd at home at Blue Bonnet Park when they open Jayhawk Conference play with a battle against the Barton Cougars.



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