Musketeer Tennis records undefeated weekend

Musketeer Tennis records undefeated weekend

By Spencer Tracy, Editor

The men’s tennis team traveled to Cleveland last weekend to take on Cleveland State and St. Bonaventure, while the women’s team traveled to Dayton for one match before ending their weekend in Miami. of Ohio. The men’s team was looking to build on their first win of the season against Northern Kentucky two weeks ago, but needed a better showing on the road where their season started.

However, the women’s team is looking to erase Notre Dame’s blows from memory with two wins over the Ohio Schools.

The men’s team went with their usual roster despite dropping out of their first doubles match, but responded with a heartbreaking win as Switzerland’s Pascal Mosberger helped defeat the Vikings in a tiebreaker game alongside by Cambell Nakayama.

Mosberger is a junior to Xavier who makes his Musketeer Tennis debut in well-deserved fashion with a key double win, giving Xavier the momentum as Sophomore Marco Pennelli and junior Jorge Santamaria won the final doubles match 6-4 .

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Senior men’s tennis Cambell Nakayama showed up for the Musketeers over the weekend, winning all of his matches, helping lead Xavier to a 4-3 win over Cleveland State and a 6-1 win over Saint -Bonaventure.

Nakayama won his match in the third set although Cahill retired his match, losing in the third set despite winning the first set by dominating the tiebreaker. Deacon, Santamaria, Pennelli and rookie Kyle Totorica all prevailed in their singles matches, sweeping every opponent as the Musketeers beat Cleveland State 4-3.

The men’s tennis team had no days off as they took to the courts Sunday morning against St. Bonaventure, following their 4-3 win over Cleveland State. Xavier didn’t finish winning and swept Saint-Bonaventure in doubles but lost the first set of singles. Pennelli hovered over his opponent, beating him in straight sets by a combined score of 12-0. Nakayama continued his dominance with his victory in straight sets by a combined score of 12-2. Xavier crushed St. Bonaventure with a 6-1 win and swept the weekend, building big momentum against IUPUI on Friday and Indiana on Sunday.

After its tough loss to Notre Dame two weeks ago, the Xaviers women’s team opened the Friday Night Lights game against Dayton with a clean doubles sweep. Rookie Abby Nugent and Emily Flowers, along with junior Imani Graham, crushed their opponents by a combined score of 36-10 in three games. Junior Blessing Nwaozuzu took his opponent in three sets and prevailed, beating his opponent 6-1 in the first and third sets, resulting in an embarrassing 7-0 loss for the Flyers.

Miami, Ohio was the next victim for the tennis team to claim its most dominant win of the season, but they were quickly humiliated after winning just one of three doubles matches. Nugent finished first with a quick win with Flowers, which also swept her opponent, as Nugent and Flowers finished with an undefeated record over the weekend. Graham lost in her third set despite a solid 6-1 victory in the second set while rookie Abigail Siminski won in three sets dueling, improving her overall singles record to 3-2. Xavier’s hard efforts served well as they beat Miami 4-3 making it a perfect weekend for Xavier’s tennis. The women’s team will hit the road to take on Indiana and Purdue next weekend.

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