Xavier Sweeps St. Bonaventure In Regular Season Finale

Brandon MacDonald was one of three XU players to win his singles match in three sets.

Brandon MacDonald was one of three XU players to win his singles match in three sets.

April 13, 2013

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OLEAN, N.Y. - The Xavier men's tennis closed out its regular season by sweeping St. Bonaventure, 7-0, to stay unbeaten in league action ahead of the upcoming conference tournament.

The Musketeers earned their 10th sweep of the season and pushed their regular season record to 18-4 and a perfect 8-0 in league play. Xavier will have an extended break as it prepares for the Atlantic 10 Tournament which begins April 25 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason.

"Today was a nice end of the regular season and I felt we performed well like we have all year in matches that were close," head coach Eric Toth said. "St. Bonaventure played well today and really challenged us on some courts. We have really positioned ourselves well for the A-10 tournament in a couple of weekends. It will be another competitive tournament again this year and I know our guys are confident they will make another run at a title."

Despite the sweep Xavier played three of its six singles matches very close. Mesa Mei, Zach Mueck and Brandon MacDonald all pulled out three-set wins.

Mei lost his second set, while both Mueck and MacDonald dropped their opening sets. Each bounced back after dropping their respective sets. It was the 18th dual match win for Mueck and MacDonald and the 17th for Mei.

Also earning singles wins were Jimmy Roebker, Adam Krull and Patrick Bandy.

Xavier started off the doubles point with two close wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions while Krull and Mueck won at the third spot. Mei and Roebker and the combination of Bandy and Philip Diaz each won by an 8-6 margin

Xavier 7, St. Bonaventure 0

Singles competition
1. Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Elliot Fanshel (SBU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Mesa Mei (XU) def. Oscar Yanez (SBU) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1
3. Zach Mueck (XU) def. Luis Guevara (SBU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Javier Ortiz (SBU) 0-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
5. Adam Krull (XU) def. Trevor Haskell (SBU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Patrick Bandy (XU) def. Celso de Vera Rehber (SBU) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Mesa Mei/Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Luis Guevara/Oscar Yanez (SBU) 8-6
2. Patrick Bandy/Philip Diaz (XU) def. Elliot Fanshel/Javier Ortiz (SBU) 8-6
3. Adam Krull/Zach Mueck (XU) def. Gabriel Gardenas/Trevor Haskell (SBU) 8-1

Match Notes:
Xavier 18-4, 8-0 A-10
St. Bonaventure 5-13, 1-4 A-10