San Antonio – They’d likely never buy it as much of an excuse, but consider that the St. Mary’s men’s and women’s tennis squads went nearly two weeks without playing a competitive match that counted entering Friday’s showdown with Incarnate Word.
Getting back onto the courts for the first time in what must have seemed like an eternity, the women fell 8-1 while the men dropped their match 8-1 at Incarnate Word.
Rattlers No. 1 singles player Cimen Soy (Sr., Gothenburg, Sweden) topped UIW’s Audrey Hernandez 6-4, 6-1, while second-seeded Angelique De Oliveira (Jr., France) narrowly fell to Brianda Navarro 7-5, 6-4.
On the men’s side, No. 1 singles player Marcin Marczewski (Jr., Warsaw, Poland) beat UIW’s Leury Arias 6-4, 6-4. Andrej Klipa (So., Belgrade, Serbia) also narrowly fell, 6-3, 6-2, to Chris Lawson.
Jake Williams (Jr., Dallas) and Marczewski teamed up nicely in doubles action, but dropped their match to Arias and Lawson by the score of 8-3.