EMPORIA, Kan. - For the fourth time in five matches, the No. 3 Seward County men's tennis team (5-0) has won from a sweep, defeating NCAA Division II member, Emporia State on Monday afternoon.
Seward took down the Hornets in order in doubles play. Nick Roussett and Hugo Lobo defeated Oli Dixon and Charles Gortzounian in the No. 1 spot 8-5. Duro Opacic and Tim Lamare defeated Matheus Mata and Paddy Cameron 8-3 in the No. 2 spot. Ben Finet and Carlo Izurieta defeated Janne Jacobi and Anton Levanovich in the No. 3 spot to end doubles and give Seward a commanding 3-0 lead heading into singles play.
Rousett opened up singles play with a win over Gortzounian in the No. 2 spot 6-3, 6-0. Lobo quickly guarenteed the Saints victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Mata in the No. 3 spot. Opacic had a close match in No. 1 singles, but ultimately came out the victor, defeating Dixon 6-1, 5-7, 11-9.
Franck Soulerot took the No. 6 spot over Taylor Nelson 6-3, 6-2. Lamare defeated Cameron 6-3, 7-5 in the No. 4 spot, before Izurieta ended the match with a tight 6-4, 2-6, 10-3 win over Jacobi for the No. 5 singles spot.
The Saints will travel to Oklahoma City on Friday for a match up against NCAA Division II opponent Cameron University.