Men’s Tennis Suffers Weekend Sweep On The Road
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure men's tennis team dropped all three of its road matches this weekend, falling to Xavier (7-0) on Friday, Notre Dame (7-0) on Saturday and IPFW (5-2) on Sunday.
The Bonnies were able to end the weekend on a relative bright note against IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne) as they claimed two singles victories – their first of the weekend – as part of a 5-2 setback to the Mastodons.
Junior Luis Guevara earned a hard-fought three-set match out of the No. 2 singles slot. After winning the first set, 6-3, Guevara dropped the second, 2-6, before rallying in the third, 6-3, for the victory.
Sophomore Javier Ortiz claimed the other SBU victory by playing out of the No. 5 position, and he did so in similar fashion as Guevara. After winning the first set, 6-3, Guevara was blanked in the second, 0-6, but responded in the third and deciding set, 6-4, for the win.
Those were the lone Bonaventure wins of the weekend as against No. 41 Irish on Saturday they were shut out, 7-0, and in an Atlantic 10 Conference match at Xavier on Friday were also blanked, 7-0.
St. Bonaventure returns to the court looking to get back in the winning column with a home league match against La Salle on Thursday.