Apr 20, 2014 11:14 AM by UL Sports Information
NEW ORLEANS - The 64th-ranked Ragin' Cajuns men's tennis team defeated fourth-seeded UT Arlington 4-1 on Saturday at the City Park Tennis Center to advance to the 2014 Sun Belt Men's Tennis Championship match.
Top-seeded Louisiana (19-4) will face second-seeded South Alabama tomorrow at 2 p.m. at City Park Tennis Center. Live scoring and audio are available for the match on SunBeltSports.org.
The Cajuns jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the semifinal match after winning the doubles point with victories on courts one and three. Jake Wynan and Rick de Groot knocked off the 60th-ranked doubles team of Carlos Arbiza and Javier Perez at the No. 1 position, 8-3. The duo is now 11-3 on the year.
Hunter Johnson and Carl Alberton (UL) clinched the doubles point recording an 8-4 victory against the team of Daniel Armengol and Mario Muniesa on court three.
In singles, Louisiana increased its advantage to 2-0 as Edgar Lopez won in straight sets against Marek Pesicka on line one, 6-1, 6-4.
The Mavericks (8-13) pulled within a point after picking up a win on court six, but that didn't last long as Damian Farinola defeated Sebastian Erimicioiu at the No. 4 position, 6-3, 6-4.
Johnson clinched the match for the Ragin' Cajuns winning his 15th straight match this spring with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Muniesa on court five.
No.64 - #1 Louisiana 4, #4 UT Arlington 1
1. Edgar Lopez (UL) def. Marek Pesicka (UTA) 6-1, 6-4
2. Rick de Groot (UL) vs. Carlos Arbiza (UTA) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0, unfinished
3. Jake Wynan (UL) vs. Daniel Armengol (UTA) 6-2, 4-4, unfinished
4. Damian Farinola (UL) def. Sebastian Erimicioiu (UTA) 6-3, 6-4
5. Hunter Johnson (UL) def. Mario Muniesa (UTA) 6-3, 6-2
6. Francesco Migliano (UTA) def. Carl Alberton (UL) 6-4, 6-2
1. Rick de Groot/Jake Wynan (UL) def. Carlos Arbiza/Javier Perez (UTA) 8-3
2. Edgar Lopez/Damian Farinola (UL) vs. Marek Pesicka/Sebastian Erimicioiu (UTA) 7-5, unfinished
3. Hunter Johnson/Carl Alberton (UL) def. Daniel Armengol/Mario Muniesa (UTA) 8-4
#4 UT Arlington 8-13
#1 Louisiana 19-4; National ranking #64
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,6,4,5)
#1 Louisiana vs #4 UT Arlington
2014 Sun Belt Conference Men's Tennis Championship