ERAU Men’s Tennis capture eighth consecutive conference tournament title
Alison Smalling, ERAU Athletics
April 23, 2012
Filed under Sports
The second-ranked Embry-Riddle men’s tennis team wrapped up its fourth consecutive Sun Conference title with a 5-0 win over No. 17 Warner (13-4), in The Sun Conference tournament championship, Saturday at Embry-Riddle’s Crotty Tennis Complex. With the win, the Eagles, now 18-3, secured an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championships in Mobile, Ala., May 15-19.
The Eagles’ championship bid began with a doubles sweep as Simon Felix and Peter Francis bested Juan Espinel and Diogo Barros 8-2 at No. 3, Chris Freeman and J.R. Leonik downed Patrick Frandji and Amar Vora 8-5 at No. 2, and top-ranked Adrian Bayh and Patrick Besch held off Vitor Schepper and Julian Ramirez-Luna 8-6 at the top spot.
For the second time in as many matches, Freeman was the first to complete his singles match, downing Ramirez-Luna 6-2, 6-0 on court one. At No. 3 singles, Felix earned his 22nd win of the year with a 6-1, 6-1 defeat of Schepper to clinch the Eagle win.