BEREA — The Union College men’s tennis team recorded its most dominating win of the season with a 9-0 decision at host Berea on Tuesday.
With the victory, the Bulldogs improve to 5-7 on the year.
This is Union’s first 9-0 victory of the 2016 campaign. Previously, the Bulldogs’ most convincing wins were a pair of 7-2 decisions with one against Bluefield on Feb. 22 and the other versus NCAA Division II Bellarmine on March 20.
Union took control of the match from the outset, winning all three doubles matches by the scores of 8-2, 8-3 and 8-3.
The impressive play continued in singles play. In five of the six matches, Union did not lose more than three games. Sam Jackson won the No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-1, while Ethan Wright won the No. 2 singles match 6-1, 6-2.
In No. 4 singles, Joshua Souane won 6-1, 6-2 as did Brandon Matthew in the No. 5 singles slot. Joseph Gemmer won his match 6-0, 6-2. Mic Moore had a battle on his hands in No. 3 singles, but he prevailed 6-3, 6-8 (10-6).
The Union College women’s tennis team notched a 5-4 victory Tuesday over Berea despite playing short-handed.
The win puts the Bulldogs at 3-9 on the year as they have now topped last year’s win total of two.
Playing with only four players, Union automatically conceded three points to Berea in the match, one doubles point and two singles points. However, the Bulldogs took care of business by winning five of the six matches played.
In doubles action, Union scored wins by the scores of 8-3 and 8-1.
In singles, Summer Manning registered a 6-4, 6-0 win in her match, while Erika Broady recorded a 7-5, 6-1 decision in the No. 3 singles slot. Aline Dalmedico wrapped up the Bulldog win with a 6-3, 6-2 decision in the No. 4 singles match.
Both teams return to Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) play on Saturday when they visit SCAD Atlanta. Match time is set for 1 p.m.