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April 3, 2013

East Central University tennis teams claim victories over Seminole State


The Ada News

Ada —

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

Singles

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

Doubles

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.

ECU lost the first two singles matches but rebounded by winning the final four singles positions.  Elisabeth Dignard defeated Shannon 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, while Vargas and Moran each earned 6-0, 6-1 wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. The final point of the match came from sophomore Kelsey Kerr, who defeated Bryen 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 at No. 6 singles.

The Lady Tigers will hit the road this weekend for three matches at the Cameron Quad April 5-6 before returning to Ada to host Henderson State (April 7) and Central Oklahoma (April 9).

 

ECU 6, Seminole State 3

April 1 – ECU Tennis Courts Ada

Singles

1. Marta Valles vs. Helga Piones-Haletenhoff            SSC     6-1, 6-1

2. Bernardita Muscillo vs. Shawnee-Ann Brelsford        SSC     6-1, 6-2

3. Elisabeth Dignard vs. Kirby Shannon                  ECU     6-0, 6-0

4. Mariah Vargas vs. Hannah Tomlinson           ECU     6-0, 6-1

5. Agostina Moran vs. Haley Pope                        ECU     6-1, 6-0

6. Kelsey Kerr vs. Ashley Bryen                         ECU     6-3, 4-6, 10-5

Doubles

1. Valles/Dignard vs. Piones-Haletenhoff/Brelsford      SSC     8-1

2. Vargas/Katelin Threet vs. Pope/Tomlinson             ECU     8-2

3. Muscillo/Moran vs.  Shannon/Bryen                    ECU     8-0