Musketeers Downed By No. 47 Louisville

Mesa Mei went down in a three-set battle against the Cardinals.

Mesa Mei went down in a three-set battle against the Cardinals.

March 28, 2013

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Xavier men's tennis team dropped a road decision, 7-0, to No. 46 Louisville at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center on Wednesday. It was the second-ranked opponent that the Musketeers have faced this season.

Xavier is now 14-4 and remains unbeaten in conference action heading into the last month of the season. Next up for the Musketeers is a visit to Wright State next Wednesday.

"Our effort was good today, but unfortunately Louisville's play was better," head coach Eric Toth said. "We have one month left to finish our regular season strong and hopefully save our best tennis for last at the A-10 tournament. I know our guys will keep working hard to get there."

Both Jimmy Roebker and Brandon MacDonald faced nationally-ranked opponents and Mesa Mei went down but not without a three-set battle.

It was the first time XU had lost in a sweep this season and for the first time in 39 matches.

#46 Louisville 7, Xavier 0

Singles competition
1. #79 Seb Stiefelmeyer (LOU) def. Jimmy Roebker (XU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Chris Simich (LOU) def. Mesa Mei (XU) 6-3, 2-6, 10-5
3. Michael Lippens (LOU) def. Zach Mueck (XU) 6-3, 7-5
4. #113 Alex Gornet (LOU) def. Brandon MacDonald (XU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Austin Siegel (LOU) def. Adam Krull (XU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Van Damrongsri (LOU) def. Patrick Bandy (XU) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Seb Stiefelmeyer/Van Damrongsri (LOU) def. Mesa Mei/Jimmy Roebker (XU) 8-3
2. Alex Gornet/Chris Simich (LOU) def. Philip Diaz/Patrick Bandy (XU) 8-3
3. Luis Elizondo/Jeffrey Brown (LOU) def. Michael Moe/Zach Mueck (XU) 8-3

Match Notes:
Xavier 14-4
Louisville 12-9; National ranking #46
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,1,5,3,6)
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