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Men's Tennis Closes Out SLIAC Tournament In Fifth Place

Photo credit: SLIAC Director of Athletic Communications, Brian Lovellette
Photo credit: SLIAC Director of Athletic Communications, Brian Lovellette

ST. LOUIS, Mo.— The Fontbonne University men's tennis team finished out its 2019 campaign in fifth place at the SLIAC Tournament.

Match One

Score: Westminster 5, Fontbonne 1

Location: Dwight Davis

Records: Westminster 1-8, Fontbonne 1-12

How It Happened

In doubles action, the Griffins got on the board as the duo of Zach Stevens and Jaxon Ziemann picked up an impressive 8-2 win at the No. 2 slot. The team of Sebastian Culton and Anh Nguyen put up a valiant effort at No. 1, but Phillip and Joshua Udinyiwe came away with the 8-5 win.

In singles play, Joshua Udinyiwe earned the 6-4, 6-3 win over Zach Stevens at No. 2. From there, at No. 4 singles, Bryce Loney fended off Nguyen for the 6-4, 6-2 win. Mike Rois won by default at the No. 6 slot for the Blue Jays.

Doubles Results

  1. Joshua Udinyiwe/Phillip Udinyiwe (WC) def. Sebastian Culton/Anh Nguyen (FBU), 8-5
  2. Zach Stevens/Jaxon Ziemann (FBU) def. Brandon Rettke/Giovanni Strickland (WC), 8-2
  3. Bryce Loney/Mike Rois (WC) won by DEFAULT

Singles Results

  1. Sebastian Culton (FBU) & Phillip Udinyiwe (WC) 6-2, (UNFINISHED)
  2. Joshua Udinyiwe (WC) def. Zach Stevens (FBU), 6-4, 6-3
  3. Brandon Baumgartner (FBU) & Giovanni Strickland (WC) 7-5, (UNFINISHED)
  4. Bryce Loney (WC) def. Anh Nguyen (FBU), 6-4, 6-2
  5. Brandon Rettke (WC) & Jaxon Ziemann (FBU), 6-2, 3-1 (UNFINISHED)
  6. Mike Rois (WC) won by DEFAULT

Match Two

Score: Webster 5, Fontbonne 0

Location: Dwight Davis

Records: Webster 13-7, Fontbonne 1-13

How It Happened

In doubles play, the Gorloks swept all three matches to take the early 3-0 lead over the Griffins. In singles action, the Gorloks picked up a default win at No. 6 and earned the fifth and final point with Tanner Gaugen defeating Jaxon Ziemann 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles Results

  1. Riley Muren/Austin Nation (WU) def. Sebastian Culton/Anh Nguyen (FBU), 8-3
  2. Charlie McGhee/Tom Shutzman (WU) def. Zach Stevens/Jaxon Ziemann (FBU), 8-1
  3. Nicolas Andrade/Tanner Haugen (WU) won by DEFAULT

Single Results

  1. Riley Muren (WU) & Sebastian Culton (FBU), (UNFINISHED)
  2. Austin Nation (WU) & Zach Stevens (FBU), (UNFINISHED)
  3. Charlie McGhee (WU) & Brandon Baumgartner (FBU), (UNFINISHED)
  4. Tom Shutzman (WU) & Anh Nguyen (FBU), (UNFINISHED)
  5. Tanner Haugen (WU) def. Jaxon Ziemann (FBU), 6-0, 6-0
  6. Nicolas Andrade (WU) won by DEFAULT

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