Men's Tennis Collects Another Win By Defeating Temple

Senior Jimmy Roebker's leadership has been a vital component to Xavier's success.
Senior Jimmy Roebker's leadership has been a vital component to Xavier's success.

Feb. 16, 2014

CINCINNATI, OH - The men's tennis team handled its business for the second day in a row defeating the Temple Owls with a score of 6-1.

After defeating the St. Joseph's Hawks prior to this match-up, 7-0, the musketeers picked up where they left off against the Owls.

Jimmy Roebker, Mesa Mei, Zach Mueck and Adam Krull all registered wins in singles play defeating each of their opponents in two straight sets. Jeremy Schneider won his match in three.

In doubles, Mei and Roebker continued on with their impressive play knocking off Santiago Canete and Hernan Vasconez 6-2. With the win Mei and Roebker move to 6-1 on the season. Krull and Michael Moe also tagged teamed up to defeat Hicham Belkisser and Nicolas Paulus 6-3. With the win it puts them at 5-4 on the season.

"I felt our guys did a very good job getting through the early stages of doubles when Temple's energy and level of play were way up to stay even with them and then inch away on a couple of courts to win the first point." Head Coach Eric Toth reported. "We played well all night and had to, as Temple really played a good match and competed very well tonight. It was a great road trip and weekend for our team which will help us heading into next week's crucial matches on the schedule."

The Musketeers will look to keep their win streak alive when the face off against Ball State, Feb. 19th, at 1 p.m. Be sure to support X!

1.Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Hernan Vasconez (TU) 6-5(2) 6-2
2.Mesa Mei (XU) def. Vineet Naran (TU) 6-3 6-2
3.Zach Mueck (XU) def. Nicolas Paulus (TU) 6-4 6-3
4.Adam Krull (XU) def. Santiago Canete (TU) 6-1 6-4
5.Kristian Marquart (TU) def. Matt Bishop (TU) 6-1 6-1
6.Jeremy Schneider (XU) def. Hicham Belkisser (TU) 3-6 6-3 6-5(1)



1.Mesa Mei/Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Santiago Canete/Hernan Vasconez (TU) 6-2
2.Adam Krull/Michael Moe (XU) def. Hicham Belkisser/Nicolas Paulus (TU) 6-3
3.Brian Carman/Zach Mueck (XU) led Kristian Marquart/Vineet Naran (TU) 5-4, DNF

Match Notes
Xavier 5-5
Temple 0-6
Order of Finish: Singles (2, 5, 3, 4, 1, 6) Doubles (1, 2, DNF)