Men’s Tennis Earns 6-3 Win Over Seminole State

The East Central University men’s tennis team broke a four-match losing streak with a 6-3 win over Seminole State 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 by idle until April11 when they play the first of three-straight matches over a three-day span. The Tigers will face Southeastern Oklahoma State April 11, Harding April 12 and Arkansas-Fort Smith April 13 – all on the road.

ECU 6, Seminole State 3
April 1, 2013 – ECU Tennis Courts – Ada, Okla.
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
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

Women’s Tennis Rebounds With 6-3 Win Over 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 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. 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, 2013 – ECU Tennis Courts – Ada, Okla.
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
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

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