ADA — The East Central University 39th-ranked men’s tennis team won five of six singles matches and swept all three doubles in posting an 8-1 dual victory over arch-rival Southeastern Oklahoma State University Tuesday at the Mayhue Tennis Courts.

The ECU women also claimed three of four singles matches and won both doubles in a 5-4 decision over SOSU.



In the men’s dual, ECU’s No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 singles entries all won in straight sets.

At No. 1 singles, Josue Paz earned a 6-0, 6-3 decision over Jesse Buchanan, while Quynh Tran picked up a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Fernando Gallegos at No. 2.

Victor Rios battled through a hard-fought 2-6, 7-6, (10-4) triumph over Stephen Paine at No. 3 singles while Chris Kriel rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Jeff Aldridge at No. 4.

SOSU’s only victory came at No. 5 singles as Bobby Howard beat Felipe Lopez, 6-1, 2-6, (10-5).

ECU’s Matt Folsom was an easy 6-1, 6-0 victor over Gray Garza at No. 6 singles.

In doubles play, Tran and Paz teamed up for an 8-2 triumph over Howard and Buchanan at No. 1, while Kriel and Rios combined for an 8-4 win over Gallegos and Paine at No. 2. Folsom and Lopez rolled to an 8-0 decision over Garza and Aldridge at No. 3 doubles.

The men improved to 9-3 with the win.



In women’s play, ECU’s Dasha Segenchuk, the 27th-ranked player in NCAA Division II, posted an easy 6-1, 6-0 victory over SOSU’s Cinderella Thomas.

Karlien Lotter, also of ECU, aced the Lady Savages’ Lisa Donahue, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3, Ana Fernandez knocked off Billy Blocker, 6-1, 6-0.

SOSU’s only win came at No. 4 singles as Deana Brooks beat Jessica Lobnitz, 7-6, 6-0.

Segenchuk and Lotter combined for an 8-2 triumph over Donahue and Brooks at No. 1 doubles, while Fernandez and Lobnitz claimed an 8-3 decision over Blocker and Thomas.

Three Lady Savages wins were by default.

The ECU women (6-2) are scheduled to compete in the Northeastern State Classic in Tahlequah on Friday and Saturday, while the ECU men will face Oklahoma Baptist and Oklahoma Wesleyan on Saturday in Shawnee.