#TIGERSWIN: ETBU Moves Unbeaten Streak to 5
#TIGERSWIN: ETBU Moves Unbeaten Streak to 5
Saturday, March 18, 2017

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Going undefeated in South Carolina and moving to 4-6-1 on the year, the East Texas Baptist University men’s tennis team has an unbeaten streak of five matches. The final match in South Carolina ended in a tie so ETBU’s win streak is still alive. ETBU earned wins over Westminster (PA), Messiah College (PA), and tied Connecticut College.

On Tuesday, ETBU shut out Westminster College, 9-0, only giving up three points in doubles winning at #1, 8-2, and then shutting out at #2, 8-0, and winning #3, 8-1.  In singles play, the only points scored for Westminster came at the #1 and #2 singles matches.

Wednesday brought a 7-2 win over Messiah College as ETBU won their fourth match of the year and fourth straight match. After a 2-1 lead in doubles, winning the #2 and #3 doubles matches, ETBU won all the singles matches from #1 through #4 and the #6 matches.

The final match ended in a 4-4 tie due to darkness with Connecticut College. ETBU took at 2-1 lead in doubles winning at #2, 9-7, and #3, 8-4, for the early lead. In singles play, ETBU won just the #2 and #5 singles matches for a 4-4 tie. The final match at #6 was called due to darkness and ended in a 4-4 tie.

All the results from South Carolina are below.

East Texas Baptist University 9, Westminster College 0
Mar 14, 2017 at Hilton Head, S.C.

Singles competition
1. Connor Mason (ETBU) def. A.J. May (WC) 6-3, 6-0
2. Cody Highsmith (ETBU) def. Kornel Foremski (WC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Andrew Deutsch (ETBU) def. Brendan Messner (WC) 6-0, 6-0
4. John Herr (ETBU) def. Fedja Smajic (WC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Joseph Salinas (ETBU) def. Jon Clark (WC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Ross Houk (ETBU) def. Hunter Paff (WC) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Connor Mason/Andrew Deutsch (ETBU) def. A.J. May/Kornel Foremski (WC) 8-2
2. Cody Highsmith/John Herr (ETBU) def. Brendan Messner/Hunter Paff (WC) 8-0
3. Joseph Salinas/Ross Houk (ETBU) def. Jon Clark/Fedja Smajic (WC) 8-1

 

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Singles competition
1. Connor Mason (ETBU) def. Tim Dunn (MC) 0-6, 6-2, 10-2
2. Cody Highsmith (ETBU) def. Connor Graybeal (MC) 3-6, 6-2, 10-3
3. Andrew Deutsch (ETBU) def. Devin Esch (MC) 6-1, 6-0
4. John Herr (ETBU) def. Austin Warren (MC) 6-1, 6-4
5. Alex Mantsevich (MC) def. Joseph Salinas (ETBU) 7-5, 6-4
6. Rollin Houk (ETBU) def. Blake Ross (MC) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Tim Dunn/Connor Graybeal (MC) def. Connor Mason/Andrew Deutsch (ETBU) 9-8 (10-2)
2. Cody Highsmith/John Herr (ETBU) def. Devin Esch/Austin Warren (MC) 8-5
3. Ty Tarver/Joseph Salinas (ETBU) def. Alex Mantsevich/Blake Ross (MC) 8-3

 

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East Texas Baptist University 4, Connecticut College 4
Mar 17, 2017 at Hilton Head, S.C.

Singles competition
1. Charlie Williams (CTC) def. Connor Mason (ETBU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Cody Highsmith (ETBU) def. Daniel Maffa (CTC) 7-6 (10-6), 3-6, 10-8
3. Will Cannon (CTC) def. Andrew Deutsch (ETBU) 2-6, 6-3, 10-7
4. Ben Sachs (CTC) def. John Herr (ETBU) 6-2, 7-5
5. Joseph Salinas (ETBU) def. Scott Brown (CTC) 6-3, 4-6, 10-8
6. Rollin Houk (ETBU) vs. Johnny Cissel (CTC) unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Will Cannon/Daniel Maffa (CTC) def. Connor Mason/Andrew Deutsch (ETBU) 8-5
2. Cody Highsmith/John Herr (ETBU) def. Ben Sachs/Charlie Williams (CTC) 9-7
3. Ty Tarver/Joseph Salinas (ETBU) def. Patrick Farrell/Johnny Cissel (CTC) 8-4