Xavier Wins Marathon Match Against Marist
April 6, 2013
BRONX, N.Y. - The Xavier men's tennis team received clutch performances from young and old on Friday as the Musketeers earned a 4-3 victory over Marist in the final non-conference action of the season.
Senior Brandon MacDonald and freshmen Zach Mueck and Adam Krull all pulled out singles victories in three sets for the Musketeers (16-4, 6-0 Atlantic 10). The victory was only the third one-point affair for Xavier that is 2-1 in those matches.
"This was anice win for our guys. Marist really is a nice team and has a bunch of guys who compete very well," head coach Eric Toth said."This win was well earned. Adam Krull gets a lot of credit todaybeing the last one on the court and clinching for us. It was great to see him perform and respond in a pressure situation. We are still an unfinished product and need to come out and be complete Saturday against Fordham."
The match hung in the balance for Xavier as Krull and Joseph Dube battled it out at the No. 5 singles position. Krull picked up a close first set before giving way to Dube to force a decisive final set. The freshman put his competitor away and lifted the Musketeers to their second-straight win.
Mueck also traveled the same path as his classmate before eventually winning his 15th overall dual match of the spring. MacDonald rallied from down a set to pull out his 15th win also on the season.
The Musketeers were able to pull out the victory with the three singles wins after sweeping the doubles competition. The partnership of Mesa Mei and Jimmy Roebker and the senior tandem of Patrick Bandy and Philip Diaz both won by 8-4 margins.
Xavier looks to remain unbeaten and further secure a top seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championship when it faces Fordham on Saturday. The match is schedule to begin at noon.
Xavier 4, Marist 3
Singles competition 1. Lorenzo Rossi (MAR) def. Jimmy Roebker (XU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 2. Dalen Klassen (MAR) def. Mesa Mei (XU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 3. Zach Mueck (XU) def. Will Reznek (MAR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 4. Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Joris Van Eck (MAR) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 5. Adam Krull (XU) def. Joseph Dube (MAR) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 6. Fredrik Bjerke (MAR) def. Patrick Bandy (XU) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles competition 1. Mesa Mei/Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Billy Bishop/Dalen Klassen (MAR) 8-4 2. Patrick Bandy/Philip Diaz (XU) def. Matteo Giudici/Joris Van Eck (MAR) 8-4 3. Michael Moe/Zach Mueck (XU) vs. Trym Nagelstad/Fredrik Bjerke (MAR) 8-7, unfinished
Xavier 16-4, 6-0 A-10