First Day Of Tournament Play Sets Tone For Musketeers

Zach Mueck will advance to the second round of the ITA Regional Championships.
 
Zach Mueck will advance to the second round of the ITA Regional Championships.
 

Oct. 11, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Early this morning, the men's tennis team took to the Dr. Robert L.Barksdale Tennis Stadium's courts in search of big wins.

In singles, Zach Mueck defeated Lipscomb's David Salazar in a two set battle, 6-4, 7-6(4). Senior Mesa Mei followed in his teammate's footsteps defeating Ball State's Patrick Elliot in two sets of, 6-2, each. The stellar sophomore Adam Krull was dealt the unfortunate hand for the musketeers this afternoon as Middle Tennessee's Aaron Jumonville defeated him in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

In doubles, Krull and Moe were defeated by Chattanooga's Pavel Grigorjevs and Jorge Varon, 8-6. Mesa Mei and Jimmy Roebker were also defeated in a long hard fought battle, 8-7(4), to Wright State's Hayden Joblin and Ricardo Pineda.

Mueck will begin play for the musketeers tomorrow at 8:00 in the morning. Mesa Mei will follow and begin play 9:00. Lastly, Jimmy Roebker will have his first appearance in singles competition tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., after receiving a bye the first day of tournament play.

Singles
1.Mueck (XU) def. Salazar (Lipscomb) 6-4, 7-6(4)
2.Mei (XU) def. Elliot (Ball St.) 6-2, 6-2
3.Jumonville (Middle Tenn.) def. Krull (XU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Doubles
1.Grigorjevs/Varon (Chattanooga) def. Krull/Moe (XU) 8-6
2.Joblin/Pineda (Wright St.) def. Mei/Roebker (XU) 8-7(4)

 

 

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