DURANT – The East Central University men’s tennis team closed out the regular season with a 9-0 Lone Star Conference dual victory over host and arch-rival Southeastern Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

The Tigers, who improved to 5-9 on the season, swept all six singles matches in straight sets while surviving two close calls in doubles play to go perfect in the meeting.

Andres Nunez, ranked 43rd in the nation, secured a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles, while Carlos Muro (No. 2 singles), Julian Caminos (No. 3), Chad Morgan (No. 4), Ignacio Lucero (No. 5) and Andrew Cabato were all victorious.


The results

ECU 9, Southeastern 0


No. 1 – Andres Nunez (ECU) def. Alejandro Argumedo, 6-4, 6-4.

No. 2 – Carlos Muro (ECU) def. Sean Cobble, 6-3, 6-2.

No. 3 – Julian Caminos (ECU) def. Felipe Pimenta, 6-4, 6-2.

No. 4 – Chad Morgan (ECU) def. Jonathan Rodriguez, 6-2, 6-1.

No. 5 – Ignacio Lucero (ECU) def. Devon Lindley, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 6 – Andrew Cabato (ECU) def. Thomas Adams, 6-2, 6-0.


No. 1 – Nunez/Lucero (ECU) def. Argumedo/Cobble, 9-7.

No. 2 – Morgan/Cabato (ECU) def. Pimenta/Rodriguez, 8-6.

No. 3 – Muro/Caminos (ECU) def. Lindley/Adams, 8-1.


ECU Athletes to serve

public at McDonald's 

ADA — East Central University athletes and coaches will be working at the McDonald’s in Arlington Center on April 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the ECU Athletics Night.

A percentage of all in-store and drive-thru food sales during the designated time frame will benefit intercollegiate athletics at the university. In addition, the university receives any tips and donations made during the fundraiser.  

ECU athletes and coaches from numerous sports will be on hand to greet customers, sign autographs and help at the registers.

“I can’t thank the McDonald’s owners, Rick and Kathy Thorley, enough for allowing us the opportunity to join forces with them in promoting our program and assisting our athletes,” said, ECU Director of Athletics, Brian DeAngelis. 


ECU men's soccer club team to host Southeastern

 ADA — The East Central University men’s soccer club is hosting the Southeastern Oklahoma State/Durant Soccer Club on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lady Tiger Field, home of the ECU varsity women’s soccer team, in Ada.

The ECU squad will unveil new uniforms from funds donated by Pure Nutrition, Gym 210, Citizen’s Bank and the ECU Student Senate.

It will be fan appreciation day as a special drawing will be held at halftime to win a $25 oil change certificate from Checkered Flag. To win the oil change or another surprise gift, you must enter the drawing at the field.

Admission to the game is free.

The ECU squad has two remaining home games, including Saturday’s contest against the Southeastern/Durant team, and the University of Tulsa club squad on April 23rd.

For more information on Saturday’s game and activities, contact Dr. Stan Nnochirionye, the ECU Soccer Club team sponsor and head coach, at (580) 559-5622.


'Football 101 For Women' slated for April 23rd at ECU

ADA — Women interested in learning about the sport of football have an opportunity to attend ‘Football 101 for Women’ on Saturday, April 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the start of the East Central University Spring Football Game which begins at 2 p.m.

‘Football 101’ is being hosted by Jillian McCarty, wife of ECU head football coach Tim McCarty, as Tim and members of his coaching staff will be on hand to lead sessions on offense, defense and special teams.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to increase their football knowledge as well as mingle with the Tigers coaching staff and their wives.

“This is a great opportunity for the women of our community and female students to learn some important and interesting things about the game of football,” said Tim McCarty. “Not only will they learn the basics of offense and defense, but they’ll learn why the field is designed the way it is, officiating and equipment with its care and usage.”

Registration is $35 per person by April 16th, which includes a complimentary gift, lunch and door prizes. The cost for those registering on the day of the clinic is $40.

For more information on the event call (580) 559-5364.