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Men blank Temple, defeat SEU

By Brittney Johnson
Posted on March 5, 2013 | Sports | Comments Off on Men blank Temple, defeat SEU
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Freshman Jason Proctor smashes a backhand in the Teague Special Events Center. (Optimist photo by Paige Otway)

This past weekend the men’s team traveled to Waco and Austin to take on Temple College, Baylor and St. Edwards.

Saturday, the Wildcats started their morning with a 9-0 victory caging the Temple Leopards.

The team won all of their singles and doubles matches.

Guilherme Gesser defeated Dalton Woodfin 6-0 straight. Borja Cortes took on Aaron Longoria 6-3, 6-2.  Hans Hach challenged Robin Hochgurtel coming out on top 6-2, 6-4.

Duo Nicklas Wingord and Alfredo Desiati defeated Michael Torres and Eddie Galvan 8-0. Both doubles sets of Hach and Cortes and Jason Proctor and Gesser finished 8-2.

The team’s  last game in Waco ended in disappointment as the Wildcats faced off against Baylor. This was the first time they have played the Baylor Bears since 2010.

“It’s hard to win when the other team is better,” head coach Hutton Jones said. “We’re trying to close the gap to where we don’t have to be better, but close enough  to where we can play smarter and tougher.”

The men’s team fell short in all the singles matches as well as the doubles matches.

Desiati didn’t go down without a fight, putting in his all against Robert Verzaal, and winning one of three sets 4-6, 6-3, 1-0. Hach was defeated by Julian Lenz 6-4, 7-6.

The Wildcats fell to the pressure of a Big 12 school, ending the day 0-7, the same score when the team faced Baylor three years ago, also pushing the Bears to their seventh straight win.

Sunday, the team took on St. Edwards University, making a comeback, 6-3.

The team won 4 of 6 of their singles matches and 2 of 3 of their doubles.

Hach defeated James Rogers 6-2, 6-3.  Wingord challenged Felix Blake, losing the first set and taking control of the last two, 1-6, 6-1, 6-1. Jason Proctor matched up against Adrian Garza 6-0, 6-3. Marco Bensley faced off with Jonathan Stockdale 6-2, 6-0.

The doubles team of Hach and Gesser and Wingord and Bensley won their matches.

The Wildcats will travel to Houston Saturday, to play a double header, taking on Prairie View and Rice University.

The women’s team will travel to Kingsville and San Antonio to match with Lareado College, Texas A&M Kingsville and University of the Incarnate Word.

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