San Antonio – St. Mary’s University swept the three doubles matches and picked up wins in four of the six singles matches to roll to their third win of the season, 7-2, over Southwestern University in men’s tennis action Friday afternoon at the St. Mary’s University Tennis Courts.
The Rattlers had little trouble in doubles, losing just six games in three matches to take an early 3-0 lead. They followed that up with a pair of easy wins at number two and three singles to clinch the match, then completed the convincing win with a pair of rallies for wins.
Shaun Stewart (So., London, Canada) made short work of Nick Parker at number two doubles, winning 6-0, 6-2. Troy Neighbors (Jr., Corpus Christi) followed with a 6-0, 6-1, win over Ty Mitschke at number three singles. Jon Bush (Sr., Houston) fell behind by a set to start the match at number one singles, then rallied for a tough 5-7, 6-2, 10-8, win. Matt Arnold (Sr., Houston) picked up the last win of the match for the Rattlers, rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6, win at number four singles.
With the win the Rattlers improved to 3-8 overall. They will return to action on April 20 when they travel to Dallas, to play in the Heartland Conference Tournament.
St. Mary’s 7, Southwestern 2
#1 Jon Bush (STMU) def. Jan Shroff (SU), 5-7, 6-2 (10-8)
#2 Shaun Stewart (STMU) def. Nick Parker (SU), 6-0, 6-2
#3 Troy Neighbors (STMU) def. Ty Mitschke (SU), 6-0, 6-1
#4 Matt Arnold (STMU) def. Nick Shum (SU), 3-6, 6-4 (10-6)
#5 Sean Kissinger (SU) def. Marcos Villarreal (STMU), 6-0, 6-4
#6 Matt Morrow (SU) def. Michael Martinez (SU), 6-2, 6-1
#1 Bush/Neighbors (STMU) def. Kissinger/Mitschke (SU), 8-2
#2 Arnold/Rodriguez (STMU) def. Shroff/Shum (SU), 8-4
#3 Guerrero/Stewart (STMU) def. Parker/Prince (SU), 8-0