Men and Women Netters Sweep Anderson
AIKEN, SC - The No. 10 USC Aiken men's
tennis team drops one match as the women's team shuts out Anderson
University on the last day of March.
The men's team improves their record to 11-3 on the season as the women go to an even 7-7.
The women's team came out and took the two doubles matches played to put the pressure on the Trojans. USC Aiken continued its momentum as the Pacers took all five singles matches played.
Improving to 7-7 on the season was the team of juniors Mathilde Grenet and Brittany Telford. The duo won by an 8-3 score.
Winning for the second time in the last two matches was sophomore Stephanie Humphrey and junior Maria Soledad Angel. They improve to 8-6 on the season together.
Humphrey, Grenet, Angel, Telford and sophomore Melanie Schnieder all won their singles matches, allowing the Trojans to win only 17 games.
Schnieder, along with Angel, shut out their opponents at their spots. Angel improves to 8-6 in singles as Schnieder goes to an even 5-5 on the season.
The men's team started out the same way, taking all the doubles matches from the Trojans. In singles, Anderson squeezed out one match and forced another to go to a third set.
The No. 9 duo of seniors Dagoberto Darezzo and Edward Horne fought hard throughout the match as they faced the No. 5 team of Renato Assuncao and Philip Pakebusch. Darezzo and Horne came out on top with the close 9-8 victory. The duo goes to 8-1 on the season together and pushes their winning streak to four in a row.
Senior Bruno Seves and sophomore Filipe Garcia won for their 12th time this season, as they are undefeated at the number two slot in the lineup.
The third team of senior Christopher Kaetz and freshman Gregory Andrade take their ninth match as they have won their last four matches played.
In singles, Seves, Darezzo, Garcia, Andrade and sophomore Juan Manuel Guglielmeti all won their matches.
Darezzo won his 51st singles match as a Pacer, tying Pierre Negri for the most wins for a men's tennis player at USC Aiken. The No. 19 ranked player had to fight along the way as he took the first match by a 6-3 score before falling 2-6 to his opponent. Darezzo came back in the third set for the 6-2 victory.
Getting his third win of the season, Guglielmeti defeated Iiya Zakharov by 6-2 and 6-3 scores. As a Pacer, Guglielmeti has 11 wins in his two campaigns at USC Aiken.
Both the men and women's team will return to the courts on Wednesday, April 1 as they take on Hawaii-Pacific. The match is slated to start 2:00 p.m. from the USCA Tennis Complex.