The East Central University men’s tennis team dropped a tight, 4-5, decision to Great American Conference league-leading Southeastern Oklahoma State at Mayhue Courts.
The Tigers (7-8, 101 GAC) took an early 2-1 advantage after the doubles matches. Senior Andrew Cabato and Julian Caminos started with an 8-2 win over Petar Popovic and Martin Bedecarratz at No. 1 doubles.
Juniors Max DeJuan and Marc Fillat added a point with an 8-5 win over Tiago Ferreira and Alberto Blesa at No. 2 doubles.
The Savage Storm (10-6, 3-0 GAC) then tied the set with the first singles set to end (No. 2), but the ECU regained a 3-2 lead when Caminos defeated Popovic 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
SEOSU tied the game again at three with a win at No. 1 singles. The Tigers again gained a 4-3 lead when Cabato defeated Tiago Ferreira 6-4, 2-6, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.
However, the Savage Storm took the final to singles matches to earn the 4-5 win.
The Tigers will finish their GAC season, Saturday, April 12 when they welcome Harding for a match at Mayhue Courts at 9 am.
Women’s Tennis Falls to Southeastern
ADA – The East Central University women’s tennis team fell to Southeastern Oklahoma State, 4-5, in Great American Conference action at Mayhue Courts.
The Lady Tigers (5-13, 2-3 GAC) earned one point during the doubles matches when juniors Bernardita Muscillo and Kelsey Kerr defeated Cassaundra Braaten and Marina Dias 8-0 at No. 3 doubles.
ECU then added points in singles at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Freshman Julia Municoy was the first to finish, earning a 6-1, 6-4 win over Conchi Assiego.
Junior Elisabeth Dignard added a 6-2, 6-1 win over Elba Haugen at No. 4 singles and Agostina Moran defeated Braaten 7-5, 1-6, 10-5 at No. 5 singles.
The Lady Tigers will wrap up the GAC portion of the season, Saturday, April 12 when they welcome Harding at 9 a.m. at Mayhue Courts.