Men's Tennis Sweep FAMU In First Win
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Southern Miss men's tennis swept Florida A&M 4-0 for its first win of the season Friday afternoon.
The Golden Eagles won the doubles point easy on courts 2 and 3. Freshmen Tom Cecchetto and Mieszko Kuasniewski won their second doubles match together after a 6-1 win on court 2. The pair defeated the Ole Miss duo last weekend in their first doubles match together.
Senior Mikhail Esipov and junior Jorman Reyes played together on court 3 for the first time in two years and won 6-3 to take the 1-0 lead into singles play for the Golden Eagles.
Reyes continued his success on court 4 in singles play and defeated Alex Mosehle in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. Reyes finished his match first as he so often did last season at home. Senior Wen-Po Tseng competed in his first singles match and bested Samer Hema Hasona 6-0, 6-1. Tseng competed on court 3 despite playing on court 1 all of last season.
Ronit Bisht, the Texas Tech transfer, took over on court 1 and won his first spring season match 6-2, 6-2 against the lengthy Adam Nourelidin.
Coach Zubin Engineer gave the newcomers an opportunity to compete in the first match of the season, resting junior Daniel Merker and sophomore Chung-Han Tsai.
The Golden Eagles host Jackson State at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and Alcorn State at 2 p.m.
1. Ronit Bisht (USM) def. ADAM,Nourelidin (FAMUM) 6-2, 6-2
2. Teeradon Tortrakul (USM) vs. NANI,Federico (FAMUM) 2-6, 4-4, unfinished
3. Wen-Po Tseng (USM) def. HASONA,Samer Hema (FAMUM) 6-0, 6-1
4. Jorman Reyes (USM) def. MOSEHLE, Alex (FAMUM) 6-0, 6-1
5. Tom Cecchetto (USM) vs. SKOROMNYY,Illya (FAMUM) 6-1, 5-3, unfinished
6. Mieszko Kuasniewski (USM) vs. Le GRAND,Jermaine (FAMUM) 7-5, 6-2, unfinished
1. Chung Han Tsai/Wen-Po Tseng (USM) vs. NANI,Federico/ADAM,Nourelidin (FAMUM) 5-4, unfinished
2. Tom Cecchetto/Mieszko Kuasniewski (USM) def. SKOROMNYY,Illya/MOSEHLE, Alex (FAMUM) 6-1
3. Mikhail Esipov/Jorman Reyes (USM) def. HASONA,Samer Hema/Le GRAND,Jermaine (FAMUM) 6-3