Feb 19, 2013 11:47 PM by UL Sports Information
The Ragin' Cajuns men's tennis team picked up a pair of wins on Tuesday as they downed Alcorn State and Xavier (La.) in doubleheader at Cajun Courts.
Louisiana (5-4) is now on a three-match win streak. The Cajuns are also 3-0 at Cajun Courts this season.
Against Alcorn State, the Cajuns quickly clinched the doubles point with an 8-0 victory on court one by twins Hunter and Yates Johnson and an 8-2 win on court three by Coleman Wahlborg and Edgar Lopez.
UL swept singles competition winning five of the six matches in straight sets. Wahlborg notched his first career dual match win at No.5 singles defeating Vitali Vasileuski 6-4, 6-1.
The Ragin' Cajuns continued their good play against Xavier (La.) again winning the doubles point. Mauricio Fosado and Lopez clinched the point on court two topping the duo of Nikita Soifer and Viktor Svoboda in a hard fought match.
Louisiana again won all but one match in straight sets including a 7-5, 6-1 victory by Jake Wynan over Nikita Soifer.
Despite winning three straight contests, UL has dropped out of the ITA rankings for the first time in almost a year.
The Cajuns return to action this weekend as they head to Houston, Texas to face No.57 Rice at noon on Saturday.
Louisiana 7, Alcorn State 0
1. Edgar Lopez (UL) def. Ernesto Santillan (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Yates Johnson (UL) def. Ivan Umnikov (ASU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Damian Farinola (UL) def. Bhavtaran Singh (ASU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Elliot Minvielle (UL) def. Garry Amor (ASU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Coleman Wahlborg (UL) def. Vitali Vasileuski (ASU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Frankie Hoar (UL) def. Max Tkachenko (ASU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 1-0 (10-7)
1. Yates Johnson/Hunter Johnson (UL) def. Ernesto Santillan/Ivan Umnikov (ASU) 8-0
2. Damian Farinola/Carl Alberton (UL) vs. Bhavtaran Singh/Max Tkachenko (ASU) 5-3, unfinished
3. Coleman Wahlborg/Edgar Lopez (UL) def. Vitali Vasileuski/Garry Amor (ASU) 8-2
Alcorn State 0-3
Louisiana 6, Xavier (La.) 1
1. Rick de Groot (UL) def. Loic Didavi (XAVIER) 7-5, 6-2
2. Jake Wynan (UL) def. Nikita Soifer (XAVIER) 7-5, 6-1
3. Kyle Montrel (XAVIER) def. Edgar Lopez (UL) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
4. Damian Farinola (UL) def. Viktor Svoboda (XAVIER) 6-4, 6-0
5. Mauricio Fosado (UL) def. Benjamin Brading (XAVIER) 6-3, 6-3
6. Carl Alberton (UL) def. No player (XAVIER), by default
1. Loic Didavi/Kyle Montrel (XAVIER) def. Rick de Groot/Jake Wynan (UL) 8-4
2. Edgar Lopez/Mauricio Fosado (UL) def. Nikita Soifer/Viktor Svoboda (XAVIER) 8-6
3. Carl Alberton/Damian Farinola (UL) def. No player/Benjamin Brading (XAVIER), by default
Xavier (La.) 3-4