November 29, 2020

Men’s tennis beats Illinois Wesleyan and Augustana, improves to 17-2

By Emmett Gladden

The Webster University men’s tennis team defeated Illinois Wesleyan University by a score of 7-2 on Saturday, April 13 in Bloomington, Ill. A couple hours prior to the win over Illinois Wesleyan, the Gorloks rallied to beat Augustana College (Ill.) 5-4 in Bloomington.

Against Illinois Wesleyan, the Gorloks lost at 1 doubles, 2-8. Webster managed to win its next two doubles matches, 8-2 and 8-0 at 2 and 3, respectively, and headed into singles play ahead 2-1. The Gorloks won 5 out of 6 singles matches to clinch the win.

Webster started out slow against Augustana, going into singles down 0-3. Again, Webster won five out of six singles matches to earn the come-from-behind win. All five of Webster’s singles wins were three-set victories.

The Gorloks will go up against St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Fontbonne University on Sunday, April 14 at noon at the Webster Groves Tennis Center. With a win over the Griffins, Webster would clinch the regular-season conference championship and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming SLIAC tournament.

Webster 5, Augustana 4

Doubles

No. 1: Francisco Cortez/Agustin Villalba lost 2-8

No. 2: Ricky Eaves/Travis Blair lost 1-8

No. 3: Diego Alarcon/Josh Sellmeyer lost 1-8

Singles

No. 1: Cortez won 6-2, 1-6, 6-1

No. 2: Alarcon won 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

No. 3: Villalba won 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

No. 4: Blair won 6-1, 0-6, 6-4

No. 5: Eaves lost 4-6, 1-6

No. 6: Sellmeyer won 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)

Webster 7, Illinois Wesleyan 2

Doubles

No. 1: Cortez/Villalba lost 2-8

No. 2: Eaves/Blair won 8-2

No. 3: Alarcon/Sellmeyer won 8-0

Singles

No. 1: Cortez won 6-4, 6-0

No. 2: Alarcon won 3-6, 6-3, 10-8

No. 3: Villalba lost 7-6, 2-6, 8-10

No. 4: Blair won 6-1, 6-2

No. 5: Eaves won 6-1, 6-0

No. 6: Sellmeyer won by default

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