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Men's Tennis Earns Its First Win On The Year Against Westminster

Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca
Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca

FULTON, Mo.—The Fontbonne University men's tennis team earned its first victory on the year after fending off Westminster for the 5-4 win.

Score: Fontbonne 5, Westminster 4

Location: Fulton, Mo.

Records: Fontbonne 1-5, Westminster 0-3

How It Happened

In doubles play, the duo of Sebastian Culton and Zach Stevens won 8-5 at the No. 1 slot against Joshua and Phillip Udinyiwe.

The Blue Jays picked up an 8-6 win at the No. 2 doubles pairing, however, the Griffins won 8-3 at No. 3 thanks to the performances from Brandon Baumgartner and Hayden Thompson.

Success carried over into singles play with Culton winning at No. 1, 6-0, 6-2 against Phillip Udinyiwe. Stevens also earned a 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 win over Giovanni Strickland at No. 2.

Anh Nguyen earned a 7-5, 6-0 victory at No. 4, while despite the loss, Jaxon Ziemann put forth a hard -fought effort against Brandon Rettke before falling 6-4, 1-6, 16-14. Despite the couple losses in singles, the Griffins were still able to come away with the victory.

Doubles Results

  1. Sebastian Culton/Zach Stevens (FBU) def. Joshua Udinyiwe/Phillip Udinyiwe (WC), 8-5
  2. Giovanni Strickland/Nick Lakowski (WC) def. Anh Nguyen/Jaxon Ziemann (FBU), 8-6
  3. Brandon Baumgartner/Hayden Thompson (FBU) def. Brandon Rettke/Mike Rois (WC), 8-3

Singles Results

  1. Sebastian Culton (FBU) def. Phillip Udinyiwe (WC), 6-0, 6-2
  2. Zach Stevens (FBU) def. Giovanni Strickland (WC), 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
  3. Joshua Udinyiwe (WC) def. Brandon Baumgartner (FBU), 6-4, 6-4
  4. Anh Nguyen (FBU) def. Nick Lakowski (WC), 7-5, 6-0
  5. Brandon Rettke (WC) def. Jaxon Ziemann (FBU), 6-4, 1-6, 16-14
  6.  Mike Rois (WC) def. Hayden Thompson (FBU), 6-0, 6-2

Up Next

The Griffins are right back on the court tomorrow night when they'll visit Greenville. First-service at 6:30 p.m.

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