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Men’s Tennis’ Ticket Punched to Final Four

    By HPU Athletics. May 16, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Men's Tennis Team

If the Hawai’i Pacific Men’s Tennis Team (22-0) has anything to say, Florida will lose its title as the “sunshine state.” For the second consecutive day, rain and lightning delayed the match for hours but it didn’t matter as HPU rolled to a 5-0 win over Southwest Baptist University (13-10).  

The #15 doubles team of Jaume Martinez-Vich and Mattis Wetzel was literally perfect at second doubles winning 8-0 to move their mark to a perfect 22-0 on the season. At third doubles, Yann Renault and Adriano Locorotondo doubled up the competition with an 8-4 win to put HPU in control. The top doubles team in the land (Petr Michnev and Thibaud Berland) completed the Sea Warrior sweep with a hard fought 8-5 win at first doubles.

HPU’s superior depth really showed through in singles play. Both Locorotondo and Clemens Graute throttled their opponents 6-0, 6-0 at fourth and fifth singles to end the match. Renault, Wetzel and Berland all won the first set of their matches before played was halted.

HPU will play the winner of Barry and Concordia today at 1:00 p.m. in Altamonte Springs.

Photo by Eric Alcantara.