The Seattle University men’s tennis team closed out its weekend on the road, falling 7-0 to UT Arlington Sunday in a Western Athletic Conference match at UTA Tennis Center in Arlington, Texas.
The Redhawks started the match in doubles play, dropping the only two matches to finish. At No. 3 doubles, Flavio Malagutti (Rio Claro, Brazil) and Kyle Rapp (Encinitas, Calif.) took on UTA’s Javier Perez and Sebastian Gomez. It was a close match, but the UTA pair took the win 8-6. In the second doubles position, Zach Kosanke (Bellevue, Wash.) and Ian Clare (Sachse, Texas) fell 8-2 to the Mavericks’ duo of Yauheni Yakauleu and Carlos Arebiza.
The first doubles match, contested by Kevin Lynch (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Jason Bediones (Kent, Wash.) for the Redhawks and Marek Periscka and Soren Goritzka for the Mavericks, was stopped with the score even at 6-6 due to time constraints.
The Redhawks couldn’t get much going in singles play either, losing all six singles matches. The only SU player to win a set was Lynch, who took the second set in his No. 1 singles match against Yakauleu. Yakauleu won the first and third sets, however, and took the match 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.
Bediones won a total of six games in the No. 5 singles match. Facing Pesicka, Bediones took three games in each set but lost the match 6-3, 6-3. In the third singles position, Clare took five games against Arbiza, but lost 6-2, 6-3.
Rounding out the singles lineup, Kosanke fell to Goritzka 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, Rapp lost 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 singles to Erimicioiu, and Malagutti fell in the sixth position to Gomez 6-1, 6-3.
The Redhawks (1-18, 0-3 WAC) will next take the court Thursday, April 11, with a match at Utah State in Logan, Utah. That match will start at 11:00 a.m. Pacific.
UT Arlington 7, Seattle University 0
1. Lynch/Bediones (SU) vs. Persicka/Goritzka (UTA) match stopped (score 6-6)
2. Yakauleu/Arebiza (UTA) def. Kosanke/Clare (SU) 8-2
3. Perez/Gomez (UTA) def. Malagutti/Rapp (SU) 8-6
1. Yauheni Yakauleu (UTA) def. Kevin Lynch (SU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
2. Soren Goritzka (UTA) def. Zach Kosanke (SU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Carlos Arbiza (UTA) def. Ian Clare (SU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Sebastian Erimicioiu (UTA) def. Kyle Rapp (SU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Marek Pesicka (UTA) def. Jason Bediones (SU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Sebastian Gomez (UTA) def. Flavio Malagutti (SU) 6-1, 6-3