Xavier Advances To Atlantic 10 Finals With 4-0 Victory Over Richmond
April 14, 2012
CINCINNATI-- The No. 2 seeded Xavier men's tennis team advanced to its sixth straight Atlantic 10 tournament final with a 4-0 win over No. 6 Richmond Saturday at the Queen City Racquet Club. The duo of Miachel Moe and Philip Diaz's 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles clinched the first point of the match for Xavier.
"Our guys again played a solid match and are really excited to be back in the final," said XU head coach Eric Toth. "We work so hard as a team all year to get to point where you get to play for a title and tomorrow our guys will make the most of this opportunity. We play a GW team who we have had a lot of great matches with in the past and I would expect tomorrow to be no different."
In singles action sophomore Jimmy Roebker topped Ethan Dunbar 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 slot. Junior Brandon MacDonald earned a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 4 over Aaron Wicker and Marc Pretorius' 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 6 over Dylan Trent sealed the win for the Musketeers.
The Musketeers will be looking for their fourth A-10 title in five seasons Sunday as they face last season's champion George Washington at 11 a.m. at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Ethan Dunbar (UR) 6-1, 6-3
Mesa Mei (XU) vs. Sebastien Fauchet (UR) 3-6, 5-3 unfinished
Richard Canelas (XU) vs. Jesse Feder (UR) 7-6 (6), 1-1 unfinished
Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Aaron Wicker (UR) 6-2, 6-2
Michael Moe (XU) vs. Paul Nahon (UR) 5-7, 1-3 unfinished
Marc Pretorius (XU) def. Dylan Trent (UR) 6-1, 6-3
Mei/Roebker (XU) def. Fauchet/Feder (UR) - 8-2
Canelas/Pretorius (XU) vs. Vicker/Trent (UR) 5-5 unfinished
Phil Diaz/Moe (XU) def. Dunbar/Nahon (UR) 8-5