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Saints Stay Undefeated with Win Over Newman

Saints Stay Undefeated with Win Over Newman

WICHITA, Kan. - It was another dominating performance for the No. 3 Seward County men's tennis team as they swept NCAA Divisoin II member Newman University 9-0 in Wichita on Friday (Feb. 16) to move to 4-0 on the season.

The No. 2 doubles team of Tim Lamare and Duro Opacic give the Saints the first win of the match, beating Lauri Soome and Lucas Norbiato of Newman 8-1.  No. 1 doubles of Nick Rousset and Hugo Lobo defeated Newman's Blake Crawford and Szbin Pusztay 8-4 to give the Saints a quick 2-0 lead.  Carlo Izurieta and Benjamin Finet cleaned up the No. 3 doubles spot with an 8-2 win over Diego Rojo and Enrique Corias of Newman.

In the singles matches, No. 8 Duro Opacic defeated Lauri Soome in the No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-2 to push the Seward lead to 4-0.  No. 48 Hugo Lobo defeated Blake Crawford 6-7, 6-4, 10-3 in the No. 2 spot to guarentee the Seward victory.

No. 4 Nick Rousset came away with  7-5, 6-3 victory in the No. 2 spot over Lucas Norbiato.  In the No. 4 spot, Carlo Izurieta defeated Szbin Pusztay 6-5, 6-7, 11-9.  Benjamins Finet and Franck Soulerot rounded out the evening with wins in the No. 6 and No. 5 spots.  Finet defeated Ajani King 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 6 spot before Soulerot ended the day with a 6-3, 6-7, 10-3 victory over Coiras.

The Saints are now 35-1 in their individual matches this season.  Seward will be back in action at 1:30 p.m. today (Feb. 19) traveling to Emporia to take on Emporia State.

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