Xavier Overcomes Morehead State For Fifth-Straight Win

Brandon MacDonald was one of two Musketeers to earn three-set wins.

Brandon MacDonald was one of two Musketeers to earn three-set wins.

Feb. 9, 2013

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CINCINNATI - The Xavier men's tennis team continued its five-match winning streak with a dominating 7-0 victory over Morehead State on Friday night at the Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Center.

The Musketeers (5-1) defeated the Eagles in a rescheduled match that was postponed last weekend due to weather.

"We competed very well tonight. Morehead State plays us tough every year, and this match was no different," said assistant coach Doug Matthews. "This was a great start to a busy weekend, and we will need to compete and play at least this well in both our matches tomorrow."

Xavier continues its weekend with two matches on Saturday. The Musketeers take on Western Kentucky at noon at the Western Tennis & Fitness Club and return later that evening to play Northern Kentucky at Eastern Hills.

The Musketeers' top three singles players picked up straight-set victories. Jimmy Roebker - playing at the No. 1 singles position - defeated Ji Hoon Hoe (6-3, 6-1) for his fifth-straight victory. Mesa Mei made it six in a row with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over David Clifford and Zach Mueck picked up his fifth-consecutive win with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Nathan Martin.

Brandon MacDonald and Adam Krull - playing at the four and five spot, respectively - battled and won their matches in three sets. Michael Moe also captured his second win in a row.

Xavier needed victories from No. 1 and 2 doubles to start the match with a doubles point victory. Roebker and Mei along with the combination of seniors Patrick Bandy and Philip Diaz won their matches to improve the Musketeers to 13-3 in doubles matches this year.

Xavier 7, Morehead State 0

Singles competition
1. Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Ji Hoon Heo (MORE) 6-3, 6-1
2. Mesa Mei (XU) def. David Clifford (MORE) 6-0, 6-4
3. Zach Mueck (XU) def. Nathan Martin (MORE) 6-4, 6-2
4. Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Giovanni Samaha (MORE) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (12-10)
5. Adam Krull (XU) def. Nick Mercer (MORE) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Michael Moe (XU) def. Kevin Deligny (MORE) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Jimmy Roebker/Mesa Mei (XU) def. Ji Hoon Heo/Nick Mercer (MORE) 8-3
2. Patrick Bandy/Philip Diaz (XU) def. Hugo Almonte/Nathan Martin (MORE) 8-4
3. Brandon MacDonald/Zach Mueck (XU) vs. David Clifford/Kevin Deligny (MORE) 7-7, unfinished

Match Notes:
Morehead State 1-3
Xavier 5-1