SEGUIN – The St. Mary’s University tennis teams each rolled to their second wins of the season, defeating Texas Lutheran University in tennis action Wednesday afternoon at TLU Tennis Courts.

On the men’s side St. Mary’s won the top five singles spots and the top two doubles positions to score a 7-2 win. Rodrigo Lacayo (Sr., Managua, Nicaragua) defeated Dante Cage at number one singles, 7-5, 3-0 (retired) and teamed with Troy Neighbors (Sr., Corpus Christi) to win at number one doubles over Cage and Will Krone, 8-6. Neighbors also picked up two wins, defeating Michael Campbell at number two singles, 6-0, 6-2. Andres Guerrero (Sr., Columbia) defeated Krone at number three singles, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6.

For the women, St. Mary’s swept all nine matches for the easy 9-0 win. Vanssa Sholles (So., Paramaribo, Suriname) won 6-0, 6-0, against Alanna Gangemi at number one singles, then teamed with Danielle Aranda (Fr., San Antonio) to win at number two doubles, 8-1. Hayley Harris (Sr., El Campo) had the toughest match of the day, edging Emily Frey at number two singles, 6-1, 1-6, 7-6. She also won in doubles, teaming with Morgan Riddle (Fr., El Paso) for an 8-1 win. Aranda, Rachel Calderon (So., El Paso) and Tiffany Edwards (Jr., San Antonio) each had singles wins.

With the win the Rattlers improved to 2-3 overall this season, while TLU dropped to 0-1. The men will return to action on Thursday when they travel to Laredo to face Laredo Community College at 1 p.m.

Women’s Tennis Results
St. Mary’s (Texas) 9, Texas Lutheran 0
Feb 26, 2008 at Seguin, Texas
#1 Vanessa Sholles (STMU) def. Alanna Gangemi (TLU) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Hayley Harris (STMU) def. Emily Frey (TLU) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 (10-4)
#3 Dani Aranda (STMU) def. Jennifer Hahn (TLU) 6-1, 6-1
#4 Rachel Calderon (STMU) def. Blair O’Brien (TLU) 6-4, 6-0
#5 Tiffany Edwards (STMU) def. Natalie Gutierrez (TLU) 6-1, 6-0
#6 Morgan Riddle (STMU) won by default
#1 Harris/Riddle (STMU) def. Gangemi/Frey (TLU) 8-5
#2 Sholles/Aranda (STMU) def. Hahn/O’Brien (TLU) 8-1
#3 Calderon/Edwards (STMU) won by default
Records: St. Mary’s 2-3, TLU 0-1

Men’s Tennis Results
St. Mary’s (Texas) 7, Texas Lutheran 2
Feb 26, 2008 at Seguin, Texas
#1 Rodrigo Lacayo (STMU) def. Dante Cage (TLU) 7-5, 3-0, retired
#2 Troy Neighbors (STMU) def. Michael Campbell (TLU) 6-0, 6-2
#3 Andres Guerrero (STMU) def. Will Krone (TLU) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-6)
#4 Vitas Vandjik (STMU) def. Jonathan Hartwell (TLU) 6-1, 6-4
#5 Marcos Villarreal (STMU) def. Nick Schenk (TLU) 4-0, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8)
#6 Michael Packard (TLU) won by default
#1 Lacayo/Neighbors (STMU) def. Cage/Krone (TLU) 8-6
#2 Villarreal/Vandjik (STMU) def. Campbell/Hartwell (TLU) 8-3
#3 Packard/Travis Conn (TLU) won by default
Records: St. Mary’s 2-3, TLU 0-2

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