Southeastern Men's Tennis Gets Back On Track

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 6:26 pm
By: News 9

After a rough road trip to face a trio of ranked opponents, the Southeastern men's tennis team returned home and got back on track with a dominant 9-0 win over Austin College.

The win righted the ship for the Savage Storm who had dropped three in-a-row on its road swing.

SE dominated the Roos from top to bottom, beginning in doubles where Luka Radulovic and Martin Bedcarratz opened with an 8-1 win at No. 1, that was followed by an 8-3 win at No. 2 by Tiago Ferrieria and Filip Pavlovic as well as an 8-0 win by Laercio Lobo and Billy Haugen at No. 3.

Southeastern pulled away in singles play, posting straight set wins in all six positions, dropping just one game in the entire singles matchup.

Raduloviuc posted a win at No. 1, followed by Pavlovic at No. 2.

Bedcarratz was the only player to even drop a game, winning 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3, while Lobo, Ferrieria and Haugen rounded out the six with 6-0, 6-0 wins.

The Storm opened its three-game road trip against No. 38 Delta State, falling in a hard-fought match 5-4.

SE dropped doubles in the matchup 2-1, with Ferrieria and Pavlovic picking up an 8-6 win at No. 2.

Radulovic posted a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win at NO. 1 to even the score and Pavlovic followed with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 2.

Delta State would take positions three and four, but SE would knot the score at 4-4 with a Ferrierria 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win at No. 5.

The Storm, however, would come out on the losing end at No. 6 and fall 5-4.

The competition would only get harder as SE followed that with a 7-2 loss to No. 29 Ouachita Baptist.

Southeastern's wins came in doubles with Radulovic and Bedcarratz taking No. 1 doubles 8-4, as well as Lobo and Haugen picking up an 8-3 win at No. 3.

The Storm finished the weekend against defending NAIA national Champion Oklahoma Christian and fell 9-0.