Michael Moe won a tough three-set battle at the No. 6 singles position.
Jan. 20, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - The Xavier men's tennis team made it a perfect weekend after sweeping IUPUI, 7-0, on Sunday night at the West Indy Racquet Club.
All but two singles match went extra sets with the Musketeers (2-1) picking up a victory after defeating Cleveland State at home on Friday. Xavier will next face Detroit at home on Saturday.
Junior Mesa Mei won his match and has started off the spring with a three-match winning streak. Playing at the No. 2 singles Mei defeated (6-1, 6-1) Thomas Gans to record his third-straight set victory of the year.
Sophomore Michael Moe and junior Jimmy Roebker had to battle for their victories. Moe, playing at the No. 6 singles position, won his first set but couldn't close out Joel Modesitt in the second set. He came back in the final set to earn his first dual singles win(6-2, 2-6, 6-2) of the year.
Roebker faced off against Jason Jaruvang at the No. 1 singles spot and played a match that went down to the wire. Xavier's top player snagged a tough second-set win and won a third-set tiebreak for the victory (2-6, 7-6 (7-6), 1-0 (10-8)).
The Musketeers opened up the match by winning the doubles point with Roebker and Mei defeating (8-2) O'Neill and Jaruvang at the top spot. Bandy and Diaz dispatched (8-5) of Modesitt and Gans at the No. 2 doubles spot and MacDonald and Mueck made swift work (8-1) of Shafer and Jake Hedderig at the third doubles position.
Saturday's match against the Titans is schedule to be played Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club beginning at 7 p.m.
Xavier 7, IUPUI 0
Singles competition 1. Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Jason Jaruvang (IUPUI) 2-6, 7-6 (7-6), 1-0 (10-8) 2. Mesa Mei (XU) def. Thomas Gans (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-1 3. Zach Mueck (XU) def. Patrick O'Neill (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-2 4. Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Deon Shafer (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-3 5. Adam Krull (XU) def. Louis Sacks (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-3 6. Michael Moe (XU) def. Joel Modesitt (IUPUI) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Doubles competition 1. Jimmy Roebker/Mesa Mei (XU) def. Patrick O'Neill/Jason Jaruvang (IUPUI) 8-2 2. Patrick Bandy/Philip Diaz (XU) def. Joel Modesitt/Thomas Gans (IUPUI) 8-5 3. Brandon MacDonald/Zach Mueck (XU) def. Deon Shafer/Jake Hedderig (IUPUI) 8-1