LAKELAND, Fla.— Southeastern men’s tennis registered an impressive 7-2 victory over Missouri Baptist University to collect their second win of the year Monday afternoon.
SEU started the competition off strong by sweeping doubles play. All three doubles duos for Southeastern improved their records to over .500 with the wins.
Lucca Marcheschi and Hugo Pires moved to 2-1 on the season with an 8-5 triumph over the Spartans’ top pairing, while Aaron Skingley and Pedro Bahnuik also picked up win number two in three attempts with an 8-2 thrashing of Missouri Baptist’s no. 3 duo. Felipe Barbosa and Thomas Ortega, who have played together at no. 2 all year long, inched over the .500 mark (6-5) with an 8-4 victory.
Wins by Marcheschi, Barbosa, and Ortega at the 1-3 slots ensured a team win for the Fire. Each needed only two sets to dispose of their opponent. Another win by Skingley, clinched in a second set tiebreak, gave Southeastern the overall 7-2 triumph.
The Fire will take the courts again in an exhibition match against Queens College Tuesday. Play at the Kelly Recreation Center in Lakeland is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Southeastern 7, Missouri Baptist 2
1. Lucca Marcheschi (SEUM) beat James Tobin (MBUM) 6-4, 6-3
2. Felipe Barbosa (SEUM) beat Dylan Walker (MBUM) 6-3, 6-3
3. Thomas Ortega (SEUM) beat Lucas Lobao (MBUM) 7-5, 6-2
4. Ricardo Carmago (MBUM) beat Hugo Pires (SEUM) 6-4, 6-2
5. James Wright (MBUM) beat Pedro Bahnuik (SEUM) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0
6. Aaron Skingley (SEUM) beat Drew Davis (MBUM) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
1. Lucca Marcheschi/Hugo Pires (SEUM) beat James Tobin/Ricardo Carmago (MBUM) 8-5
2. Felipe Barbosa/Thomas Ortega (SEUM) beat Dylan Walker/Lucas Lobao (MBUM) 8-4
3. Aaron Skingley/Pedro Bahnuik (SEUM) beat James Wright/Seth Grady (MBUM) 8-2