The East Central University men’s tennis team broke a four-match losing streak with a 6-3 win over Seminole State Monday at the ECU tennis courts.
The Tigers (3-8, 0-1 GAC) started the match by winning two of the three doubles matches. Senior Stefan Stein and junior Andrew Cabato defeated Wikus Myburgh and Tyler Bridges at No. 1 doubles (8-2), and sophomores Max DeJuan and Marc Fillat earned an 8-3 win over Mitchell Vechione and Dimitar Komov.
Fillat, DeJuan, sophomore Victor Blasco and junior Julian Caminos then earned the win for ECU with singles wins. Fillat defeated Bridges at No. 3 singles 6-4, 6-1, Blasco earned a 6-1, 6-1 win over Alex Brown at No. 4 singles and Caminos defeated Aramis Azucey 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5 singles for the needed five points. DeJuan then added a 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 win over Myburg at No. 2 singles for the final point of the match.
ECU will be idle until April l1, when they play the first of three straight matches over a three-day span. The Tigers will face Southeastern Oklahoma State on April 11, Harding on April 12 and Arkansas-Fort Smith on April 13 — all on the road.
ECU 6, Seminole State 3
April 1 – ECU Tennis Courts Ada
1. Stefan Stein vs. Tendai Tapfuma SSC 6-2, 7-5
2. Max DeJuan vs. Wikus Myburgh ECU 3-6, 6-3, 10-6
3. Marc Fillat vs. Tyler Bridges ECU 6-4, 6-1
4. Victor Blasco vs. Alex Brown ECU 6-1, 6-1
5. Julian Caminos vs. Aramis Azucey ECU 6-4, 6-2
6. Nate Kipping vs. Dimitar Komov SSC 7-6 (4), 6-3
1. Stein/Andrew Cabato vs. Myburgh/Bridges ECU 8-2
2. Caminos/Blasco vs. Taptuma/Brown SSC 8-5
3. DeJuan/Fillat vs. Mitchell Vechione/Komov ECU 8-3
ECU Women Beat Seminole State
ADA – The East Central University women’s tennis team moved to .500 on the season with a 6-3 win over Seminole State Monday at the ECU tennis courts.
The Lady Tigers (5-5, 2-1 GAC) began the match by earning wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Junior Mariah Vargas and sophomore Katelin Threet defeated Haley Pope and Hannah Tomlinson 8-2, and sophomore Bernardita Muscillo and junior Agostina Moran earned an 8-0 win over Kirby Shannon and Ashley Bryen at No. 3 doubles for the 2-1 lead.