Doubles play was as competitive as it has been all season for the 'Roos. Daniel Oxenreiter/David Smith were not able to find their stride, falling 8-1, but both Line 1 and Line 3 doubles matches went into "extra innings." A late break of serve cost Jeff Kubena/Jacob Morgan the set on court 3, and strong tiebreaker play from the Bulldogs completed the sweep with a 1st Doubles victory over Cedric Ambulo/Erik Meendsen.
AC was fired up for singles, but was unable to climb back from their 0-3 deficit against a tough TLU squad. However, Cedric Ambulo was able to clinch his first Line 1 singles victory of this rainy season with a solid match super-tiebreaker. Ambulo took the first set in textbook fashion capitalizing on breaks of serve, but Pack from TLU surged back with a 6-0 second set victory. Ambulo was able to regain his focus and take the tiebreaker 11-9 for the 'Roos only point on the day.
Austin College wraps up their conference road trip tomorrow in Kerrville, TX against Schreiner University at 11:30am.
Austin College 1, Texas Lutheran University 8
March 27, 2015
TLU Varsity Tennis Courts
1. Cedric Ambulo (AC) def. Cliff Pack (TLU) 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (11-9)
2. Sanio Dizdarevic (TLU) def. Erik Meendsen (AC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Ryan Beene (TLU) def. Jacob Morgan (AC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kyle Thompson (TLU) def. Daniel Oxenreiter (AC) 6-4, 6-0
5. Greg Nelson (TLU) def. David Smith (AC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Eric Beckenbach (TLU) def. Jeff Kubena (AC) 6-1, 6-1
1. Pack/Dizdarevic (TLU) def. Ambulo/Meendsen (AC) 9-8 (4)
2. Beckenbach/Dillenbeck (TLU) def. Oxenreiter/Smith (AC) 8-1
3. Thompson/Nelson (TLU) def. Kubena/Morgan (AC) 9-7
Order of Finish: Doubles (2, 3, 1) Singles (3, 4, 1, 2, 5, 6)
Austin College: 0-5 (0-2)
Texas Lutheran University: 6-5