Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Defeats Columbia 5-2

Go smu!
Go smu!

Go smu!

DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU men?s tennis team battled through chilly temperatures on Wednesday afternoon and defeated the Columbia Lions 5-2 at Haggar Tennis Stadium. SMU swept the doubles matches to grab the early 1-0 lead and kept up their dominance in singles for the win. The Mustangs are now 9-5 on the season.

The No. 1 duo of Paul McNaughton and Federico Murgier got things started for the Mustangs with an 8-3 win. Moments later Henrik Soderberg and Peter Oredsson clinched the doubles point, winning their match 8-5. Gwinyai Chingoka and David Keuzer finished off the sweep with a 9-7 win at No. 3.

In singles, SMU won four of the six matches to seal the victory. McNaughton and Adolfo Solares easily won their matches in straight sets at Nos. 1 and 6 respectively. Murgier?s straight set win at No. 3 gave the team its fourth and winning point. Kuezer added a win at the No. 5 spot to widen the SMU lead.

Every Mustang winner on the day remained undefeated at their particular flight. McNaughton improved to 3-0 at No. 1, Murgier is 4-0 at No. 3, Kuezer is now 3-0 at No. 5 and Solares moved to 5-0 at No. 6.

Doubles play continues to be the strong point for SMU, as the team's overall doubles record improved to 31-8 in dual matches and is 36-11 overall. Chingoka and Kuezer improved to 8-1 at the No. 3 doubles line on the spring.

The SMU men?s tennis team is back in action on Sun., Mar. 20, when they host California at 12 p.m. at Haggar Tennis Stadium.



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