Xavier Men's Tennis Sweeps Nine Singles Matches

Brandon MacDonal was one of nine Xavier players to win his singles match.

Brandon MacDonal was one of nine Xavier players to win his singles match.

Sept. 15, 2012


KALAMAZOO, Mich. - It was a nearly a perfect day for the Xavier men's tennis team that swept singles play against Illinois State, Western Michigan, and Wisconsin-Green Bay on day two of the Jack Vredevelt Invite. The Musketeers also won three of their four doubles matches.

Junior Jimmy Roebker picked up his second singles win of the tournament after a hard-fought battle with Illinois State's Alex Pelaez. Roebker dropped the first set 6-7 by losing the tiebreak (7-5). He won the second set, 7-6, but not after a winning a closer tiebreak. The decisive set was determined on a 10-8 tiebreaker

Two other Musketeers had to play three sets on Saturday to pick up wins. Senior Brandon MacDonald defeated Jacob Wilson from Illinois State after dropping a close second set. Senior Patrick Bandy lost his first set and held off Michael Sellitto to win the second set and tiebreak point in the third set.

Xavier's remaining singles matches were picked up in straight sets. Sophomore Freddy Abunku came back after Friday's loss to win his first match of the season. Junior Mesa Mei won two close sets and sophomore Michael Moe made quick work of his opponent. Freshman Adam Krull won for the second straight day and his rookie teammate Brian Carman won his first collegiate singles match.

Roebker and Mei teamed up for their second-consecutive doubles victory. MacDonald joined Moe for the first time this season for an 8-2 decision. Abunku and Carman won their match 8-4 and Mueck and Diaz took home an 8-6 win. The only loss was handed to Bandy and Krull who lost 8-3.



The Musketeers will conclude play Sunday at the tournament beginning at 9 a.m. ET.

Xavier's Singles Matches
Jimmy Roebker (Xavier) def. Alex Pelaez (ISU) 6-7 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-8)
Mesa Mei (Xavier) def. Erik Brunskog (ISU) 6-4, 7-5
Brandon MacDonald (Xavier) def. Jacob Wilson (ISU) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Adam Krull (Xavier) def. Muddapa Appanervanda (ISU) 6-0-6-2
Patrick Bandy (Xavier) def. Michael Sellitto (ISU) 2-6. 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-6)
Zack Mueck (Xavier) def. Michael Treis (WMU-4) 6-3, 6-1
Michael Moe (Xavier) def. Jim Beckwith (WMU-5) 6-3, 6-2
Freddy Abunku (Xavier) def. Steven Payne (WMU-6) 6-1, 6-0
Brian Carman (Xavier) def. Gary Notkin (GB-7) 6-3, 6-2

Xavier's Doubles Matches
Roebker/Mei (XU) def. Bandy/Barnard (ND) 8-3
Fredericka/Montoya (ND) def. Bandy/Krull (XU) 8-3
MacDonald/Moe (XU-3) def. Jones/Van der Vloet (CSU-4) 8-2
Abunku/Carman (XU-5) def. Leto/Notkin (UWGB) 8-4
Mueck/Diaz (XU-4) def. Wilson(ISU)/Sabacinski (ND) 8-6