SUU Strategic Communications

Men's Tennis Defeated in Season Finale Against NAU

April 19, 2014
By SUU Strategic Communication

Related Links

CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University men's tennis dropped a 7-0 decision to Northern Arizona on Saturday, wrapping up the team's second year of competition in 2014. The loss left the T-Birds with an 0-14 record on the year.

NAU opened with the doubles point after taking No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, 8-0. With the point already decided, the competition at No. 1 doubles was left unfinished with NAU leading 5-3.

The Lumberjacks then went on to sweep the singles matches with freshman Mitchell John taking the most games for the Thunderbirds, playing at No. 6 singles. The Hyrum, Utah native captured three games in the first set and two in the second in a 6-3, 6-2 defeat against the Lumberjacks' Alan Barrios.

The loss punctuates the 2014 season for Southern Utah where the Thunderbirds posted a pair of singles victories and a win on the doubles court. The team will look to continue to improve as the 2014 roster was comprised of five underclassmen and only one senior (Alex Dial).

Tennis Match Results
Northern Arizona vs Southern Utah University
Apr 19, 2014 at Cedar City, Utah
(Thunderbird TC)

Northern Arizona 7, Southern Utah University 0

 Singles competition
1. LOCCI, Alexandre (NAU) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-2, 6-1
2. GOBATIE, Jordan (NAU) def. ROBBINS, Blair (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
3. TOMASETTI, Fabio (NAU) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
4. BLACK, Kester (NAU) def. STORY, Ammon (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
5. UNGER, Trevor (NAU) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-2, 6-1
6. BARRIOS, Alan (NAU) def. JOHN, Mitchell (SUU) 6-3, 6-2

 Doubles competition
1. BENSON, Troy/ROBBINS, Blair (SUU) vs. TOMASETTI, Fabio/UNGER, Trevor (NAU) 3-5, unfinished
2. GOBATIE, Jordan/LOCCI, Alexandre (NAU) def. DIAL, Alex/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-0
3. BARRIOS, Alan/BLACK, Kester (NAU) def. STORY, Ammon/JOHN, Mitchell (SUU) 8-0

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