St. Thomas Women's Tennis moved to 12-0 on the season with Wednesday's 8-1 defeat of NAIA's Southwestern (Kan.).
The UST men improved to 3-1 on its spring trip and 7-1 on the season with Wednesday's 5-4 win over Southwestern (Kan.).
The men used wins at first and second doubles and played even in singles despite moving each player up one lineup spot. In singles, UST won at Nos. 2, 3 and 6 to secure the match victory. Martin Beck and Matt Kavanagh won both of their doubles and singles matches. Scott Wall fell to regionally-ranked Franco Poi at first singles, and Sterling Sibley and Tom Runde lost in the Super Tiebreaker.
St. Thomas Men's Tennis dropped to 2-1 on its spring trip and 6-1 on the season with Tuesday's 6-3 loss to No. 40-ranked Oberlin (Ohio).
Oberlin won four of the five close singles matches to rally to victory. UST won close battles at Nos. 1-2 doubles.
St. Thomas' Martin Beck lost 13-11 in the tiebreaker in the third set at No. 4 singles.
The Tommies scored a 9-0 win over Earlham on Monday.
St. Thomas Tennis started its spring-break trip in Hilton Head, S.C., with two hard-fought wins over competitive teams from Connecticut College. The women edged CC, 5-4, while the men won, 7-2.
The men started the match off strong and were carried by play at the top of the lineup. After sweeping the three doubles matches, Scott Wall gave the Toms a 4-0 lead with a straight-set win at No. 2 singles. Luke Elifson sealed the match shortly thereafter, also winning in straight sets first singles. Elifson (4-0) and Wall (5-0) are both are undefeated this season in singles play.
The women's match saw Connecticut College take a 4-3 lead with two singles matches remaining. Taylor McLeod tied the match at 4-4, coming back to win a Super Tiebreaker after dropping her first set. The only match remaining on court was Jessie O'Brien at No. 6 singles, and she prevailed to win 6-2, 6-4.
UST assistant Ted Lauer said Connecticut College "competes in arguably the toughest conference in D3 tennis, the NESCAC, which includes the defending NCAA men's champions, Bowdoin College, and seven other nationally-ranked teams. The women's conference has six nationally-ranked teams."
UST Women def. Connecticut College 5-4
1) Alehsandra Drljea (CC) def. Jenna Zimmerman (UST) 6-2, 6-3
2) Emily Migliorini (CC) def. Caitlin Bakke (UST) 6-4, 6-2
3) Paige Becher (UST) def. Steph Simon (CC) 6-1, 6-1
4) Anjelica Warren (CC) def. Jenna Czarnecki (UST) 6-4, 6-4
5) Taylor McLeod (UST) def. Moriah Warren (CC) 2-6, 6-4, 10-5
6) Jessie O'Brien (UST) def. Adrienne Sieverdry (CC) 6-2, 6-4
UST Men def. Connecticut College 7-2
1) Luke Elifson (UST) def. Daniel Moffa (CC) 6-3, 6-3
2) Scott Wall (UST) def. Will Cannon (CC) 6-3, 6-2
3) Ben Sachs (CC) def. Burke Anderson (UST) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
4) Martin Beck (UST) def. Scott Brown (CC) 6-3, 7-6(4)
5) Pat Farrell (CC) def. Tom Runde (UST) 1-6, 6-4, 10-8
6) Sterling Sibley (UST) def. Will Feigrt (CC) 6-2, 6-3
1) Martin Beck & Luke Elifson (UST) def. Daniel Moffa & Will Cannon (CC) 8-6
2) Matt Kavanagh & Scott Wall (UST) def. Charlie Williams & Ben Sachs (CC) 8-6
3) Burke Anderson & Tom Runde (UST) def. Pat Farrell & Jonny Cassel (CC) 8-4