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Men's Tennis Swept by Northern Colorado

March 17, 2014
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University men's tennis endured its fourth consecutive loss of the season on Monday, falling to Northern Colorado 7-0 at home on the Thunderbird Tennis Courts. The defeat gives the T-Birds an 0-4 record on the year while the Bears moved to 7-3 and 5-1 in the Big Sky Conference with the victory.

UNC took No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, 8-3 in each match, to secure the doubles point. Southern Utah's No. 1 pairing of Troy Benson and Blair Robbins fought back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the match at 6-6 before eventually falling 8-6, giving the Bears the doubles sweep.

Benson and Robbins also had the best showing at singles for the Thunderbirds, despite falling 6-1, 6-3 and 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.

Southern Utah will be back in action tomorrow morning when the T-Birds host the University of North Dakota at 10:00 a.m. That match will be immediately followed by the women's match against UND at 2:00 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Northern Colorado vs Southern Utah University
Mar 17, 2014 at Cedar City, Utah
(Thunderbird TC)

Northern Colorado 7, Southern Utah University 0

 Singles competition
1. GENDRON, Ben (UNC) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-1, 6-3
2. KNIGHT, Mitchel (UNC) def. ROBBINS, Blair (SUU) 6-1, 6-4
3. MAYO, Austin (UNC) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-1, 6-1
4. SCHUERMANS, Eric (UNC) def. STORY, Ammon (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
5. LOUGHNAN, Jordan (UNC) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-0, 6-2
6. CARLSON, Jeff (UNC) def. JOHN, Mitchell (SUU) 6-0, 6-1

 Doubles competition
1. GENDRON, Ben/MAYO, Austin (UNC) def. BENSON, Troy/ROBBINS, Blair (SUU) 8-6
2. KNIGHT, Mitchel/SHELDON, Jacob (UNC) def. DIAL, Alex/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-3
3. MOYA, Michael/SCHUERMANS, Eric (UNC) def. STORY, Ammon/JOHN, Mitchell (SUU) 8-3

Match Notes:
Northern Colorado 7-3 (5-1)
Southern Utah University 0-4 (0-4)
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,1,6,5,4,2)