Men's Tennis Search for 20th Win on Saturday's Senior Day
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Thursday's 4-0 win marks four straight shut outs for the Southern Miss men's tennis team heading into Saturday's Senior Day at the Southern Miss Tennis Facility.
Mikhail Esipov clinched Thursday's match on court 6 with his third straight win of the season. Esipov's 6-1, 6-0 win marked the Golden Eagles 19th win of the season.
Teeradon Totrakul and Jorman Reyes finished within minutes of each other on courts 3 and 5, a common theme in their wins this season. Tortrakul shut out his opponent with a 6-0, 6-0 finish.
Reyes's win was his 21st win of the year and gives him the best single-season win percentage in Southern Miss history with his 21-1 season.
The Golden Eagles dropped only one game in doubles play before earning the point for the ninth match in a row.
Southern Miss plays host to C-USA foe UAB for Senior Day at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Chao-Yu Huang will be honored for his time at Southern Miss. Huang held a winning record in each of his four years at Southern Miss, including a 55-21 record in dual matches.
The Senior Day presentation will begin at 10:45 a.m. on court 1 at the Southern Miss Tennis Facility.
Doubles 1. Daniel Merker/Jorman Reyes (USM) def. Nishangan Nadaraja/Shakir Elvin (AA&M) 6-1
2. Wen-Po Tseng/Chao-Yu Huang (USM) def. Mateo Monroy Rueda/Carlos Salas (AA&M) 6-0
3. Rakshit Rishi/Teeradon Tortrakul (USM) vs. Jarib Beazer/J. Wilson (AA&M) 5-0, unfinished
1. Wen-Po Tseng (USM) vs. Nishangan Nadaraja (AA&M) 6-1, 2-2, unfinished
2. Daniel Merker (USM) vs. Carlos Salas (AA&M) 6-3, 4-0, unfinished
3. Teeradon Tortrakul (USM) def. Mateo Monroy Rueda (AA&M) 6-0, 6-0
4. Chao-Yu Huang (USM) vs. J. Wilson (AA&M) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished
5. Jorman Reyes (USM) def. Jarib Beazer (AA&M) 6-1, 6-0
6. Mikhail Esipov (USM) def. Armando Gray (AA&M) 6-1, 6-0