Xavier Closes Home Schedule With Win Over Temple
March 16, 2013
CINCINNATI - The Xavier men's tennis team won a fourth-straight decision and closed out the home portion of its schedule with a 7-0 victory over Temple on Friday night at Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club.
It was the ninth sweep of the season for the Musketeers (13-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10) who closed out their home schedule with a flawless 9-0 record. Xavier steps out of conference action and hits the road with a Sunday match against Ball State on Sunday.
"We continue to play well as a team and perform real well in the clutch sets or matches that are close," head coach Eric Thoth said. "Ball State will present a really challenge for us on Sunday we step out of conference for a match. Their roster is filled with guys that really compete well. I know our guys are looking forward to what looks to be a really good match."
The Musketeers picked up some key singles victories that gave them their second sweep in three contests. Zach Mueck and Michael Moe all won in three sets and Brandon MacDonald avoided a third by winning a tiebreaker in his second set.
Mueck's victory came after he lost a tiebreaker in the first set and pulled out a close second set at the No. 3 singles slot. Moe improved to 5-2 at the six spot with his victory. Mesa Mei and Adam Krull breezed to victories at their respective singles spot.
Xavier captured doubles wins at the one and three positions to kick off the match. The tandem of Jimmy Roebker and Mesa Mei breezed to their eighth doubles win and Michael Moe and Zach Mueck fought to a 9-7 win at the three spot.
It was the ninth victory of the season for Xavier's Roebker and Mei, who have been the top doubles pair all season, and 10th for Moe and Mueck.
Xavier 7, Temple 0
Singles competition 1. Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Kacper Rams (TU) 4-1, retired 2. Mesa Mei (XU) def. Maros Januvka (TU) 6-0, 6-0 3. Zach Mueck (XU) def. Kristian Marquart (TU) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 1-0 (10-8) 4. Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Nicolas Paulus (TU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) 5. Adam Krull (XU) def. Hicham Belkssir (TU) 6-3, 6-3 6. Michael Moe (XU) def. Santiago Canete (TU) 6-1, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Doubles competition 1. Jimmy Roebker/Mesa Mei (XU) def. Maros Januvka/Nicolas Paulus (TU) 8-2 2. Philip Diaz/Patrick Bandy (XU) vs. Kristian Marquart/Sam Rundle (TU) 7-6, unfinished 3. Michael Moe/Zach Mueck (XU) def. Hicham Belkssir/Kacper Rams (TU) 9-7
Temple 2-9, 1-3 A-10
Xavier 13-2, 5-0 A-10