Southeastern Men Tripped Up at GAC Tourney

Southeastern men's tennis fell victim to an upset on Friday afternoon, falling to East Central by a 5-2 score in the semifinals of the Great American Conference tournament in Bentonville, Ark.

The loss drops the Savage Storm to 13-10 on the season overall and will now await their fate in regards to a berth in the Central region tournament.

SE got on the board first with a win at No. 1 doubles as Luka Radulovic and Tiago Ferriera picked up an 8-3 win.

The Storm, however, were unable to pull out the lead after doubles with ECU picking up wins at Nos. 2 and 3.

Radulovic would even the score at 2-2 with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 1, but the Tigers would spoil the Storm's title hopes by winning in straight sets at No. 2, 4 and 5 to hand SE a 5-2 loss.

Doubles
#1 SE Luka Radulovic/Tiago Ferriera def Stefan Stein/Andrew Cabato, 8-3
#2 ECU Victor Blasco/Julian Caminos def Filp Palovic/Martin Bedecarratz, 8-5
#3 ECU Max DeJuan/Marc Fillat def Laercia Lobo/Billy Haugen, 8-3

Singles
#1 SE Radulovic def Stein, 6-0, 6-2
#2 ECU DeJuan def Palovic, 6-4, 6-3
#4 ECU Blasco def Lobo, 6-1, 6-1
#5 ECU Caminos def Ferriera, 6-1, 7-5


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