Xavier Keeps Rolling In A-10 With Win Over Richmond

Zach Mueck has won nine of his last 10 matches.

Zach Mueck has won nine of his last 10 matches.

March 11, 2013

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FAIRFIELD, Ohio - The Xavier men's tennis team kept cruising in Atlantic 10 matches on Monday afternoon as the Musketeers earned a 6-1 victory over the Richmond Spiders at the Mercy Fairfield HealthPlex.

The Musketeers stayed undefeated and notched their fourth win in league play while improving to 12-2 overall on the season.

"Richmond was a top four A-10 team last year, so beating them today was a positive for us as far as earning the best possible seeding we can for the end of the year tournament," head coach Eric Toth said. "We still have a lot of work left as far as that is concerned and need to be ready for Temple on Friday, another team that is always amongst the best in the conference."

Xavier captured five singles victories and the doubles point in the victory. The combinations of seniors Patrick Bandy and Philip Diaz won at the No. 2 position and sophomore Michael Moe and freshman Zach Mueck earned a victory at the No. 3 spot.

Freshman Adam Krull recorded his 12th-consecutive victory and surrendered just one point in his two-set win. Also keeping pace with their recent play was senior Brandon MacDonald, junior Jimmy Roebker and freshman Zach Mueck. The three are 9-1 in their last 10 matches. Sophomore Freddy Abunku earned a victory in his return to the lineup.

The Musketeers will look to keep their hot racquets alive when they host Temple on Friday. The three Xavier seniors will be honored at the match as it will be their last home contest. First serve is set for 7 p.m. from Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club. The women's team will also be playing Temple.

Xavier 6, Richmond 1

Singles competition
1. Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Ethan Dunbar (RICH) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
2. Jesse Feder (RICH) def. Mesa Mei (XU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Zach Mueck (XU) def. Paul Nahon (RICH) 6-3, 6-2
4. Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Sebastien Fauchet (RICH) 6-3, 7-5
5. Adam Krull (XU) def. Dylan Trent (RICH) 6-0, 6-1
6. Freddy Abunku (XU) def. Justin Baker (RICH) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Mesa Mei/Jimmy Roebker (XU) vs. Jesse Feder/Sebastien Fauchet (RICH) 4-6, unfinished
2. Patrick Bandy/Philip Diaz (XU) def. Ethan Dunbar/Paul Nahon (RICH) 8-4
3. Michael Moe/Zach Mueck (XU) def. Justin Baker/Dylan Trent (RICH) 8-2

Match Notes:
Richmond 5-8, 1-3 A-10
Xavier 12-2, 4-0 A-10