MIDLOTHIAN, Texas – The No. 3 Seward County Community College men's tennis team lost to top-ranked Tyler Junior College, 7-2, on Friday. The Saints fell to 1-3 on the season.
In singles competition, No. 6 Carlos Izurieta posted the lone victory for the Saints with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Carlos Matarredona. No. 1 Nick Rousset fell to Marcus Walters, 1-6, 3-6, No. 2 Hugo Lobo suffered a loss to Luke Simkiss, 3-6, 5-7 and No. 3 Gabe Nery was defeated by Alex Parker 0-6, 4-6. No. 4 Sander Jans took the first set against Lourenco Gasperini, but dropped the second set and the tiebreaker for the loss, 6-3, 1-6, 12-14. No. 5 Francisco Vargas was knocked off by Matthew Beecher, 3-6, 2-6.
The Saints picked up their other team point when No. 3 doubles Izurieta and Vargas beat Matarredona and Beecher, 9-8 (7-5). Top doubles team Nery and Jans lost to Walters and Parker, 3-8, and No. 2 Rousset and Lobo lost a close one to Simkiss and Gasperini, 8-9 (2-7).