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Thunderbirds Open Season With Loss In Pocatello

January 27, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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POCATELLO, Idaho - The Thunderbird men’s tennis team kicked off their season Friday afternoon in Pocatello with a non-conference matchup against the Bengals of Idaho State.

The Bengals started things off by securing the doubles point as the team of Sebastian Edin and Josh Goodwin defeated the T-Bird team of sophomore Ben Yeacker and freshman Nicolas de Enrique Schmidt 6-0. Bengals Bjorn Scheepbouwer and Keegan Sullivan defeated freshman Cedric Rupa and sophomore Sergio Palacio 6-3 to secure the point and move to the singles matches.

Once the singles got underway, the Bengals were able to take two quick wins as Josh Goodwin defeated Cedric Rupa (6-1, 6-2) and Sebastian Edin defeated Nicolas de Enrique Schmidt (6-1, 6-0). Freshman Guy Feigin secured the only point for the Thunderbirds, defeating Francis Filipovich in the No. 3 position (7-5, 6-3).

The Bengals finished off the T-Birds by taking the next three matches. Freshman Conor Tordoff fell to Quentin Wacquez (6-3, 7-5), Ben Yeacker lost to Bjorn Scheepbouwer (6-1, 6-2), and Keegan Sullivan defeated Sergio Palacio (6-3, 6-3) to give Idaho State a 6-1 victory.

The Thunderbirds will be back in action tomorrow afternoon against Arizona Christian University.

To stay up to date throughout the season, like the SUU Men’s Tennis page on Facebook, @SUUTennis on Twitter and @suumenstennis on Instagram.

Singles Competition

1. WACQUEZ,Quentin (ISU) def. Conor TORDOFF (SUU) 6-3, 7-5

2. EDIN,Sebastian (ISU) def. Nicolas de ENRIQUE SCHMIDT (SUU) 6-1, 6-0

3. Guy FEIGIN (SUU) def. FILIPOVICH,Francis (ISU) 7-5, 6-3

4. GOODWIN,Josh (ISU) def. Cedric RUPA (SUU) 6-1, 6-2

5. SCHEEPBOUWER,Bjorn (ISU) def. Ben YEACKER (SUU) 6-1, 6-2

6. SULLIVAN,Keegan (ISU) def. Sergio PALACIO (SUU) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles Competition

1. EDIN,Sebastian/GOODWIN,Josh (ISU) def. Ben YEACKER/Nicolas de ENRIQUE SCHMIDT (SUU) 6-0

2. WACQUEZ,Quentin/FILIPOVICH,Francis (ISU) def. Guy FEIGIN/Conor TORDOFF (SUU) 5-4

3. SCHEEPBOUWER,Bjorn/SULLIVAN,Keegan (ISU) def. Cedric RUPA/Sergio PALACIO (SUU) 6-3

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,2,3,1,5,6)