Southwestern and Trinity Advance to SCAC Men's Tennis Championship

GEORGETOWN, Texas –The Trinity University Tigers and the Southwestern University Pirates each won their semifinal matches Saturday afternoon to advance to the 2015 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Championship Match Sunday morning. Championship Website | Interactive Bracket | Photo Gallery

 This is the first SCAC Men’s Tennis Championship appearance for the Pirates, and the 24th consecutive for the Tigers.
After receiving a first round bye, the top-seeded Trinity Tigers defeated fourth-seeded Texas Lutheran 5-0 Saturday afternoon. The Tigers were able to handle the Bulldogs in the top two doubles matches, but in the third spot, TLU put up a fight, forcing a tiebreaker. Trinity ended up winning the break to take a 3-0 lead into singles. Aaron Skinner and Clayton Neiss won their matches at No. 2 and No. 4, respectively, to give TU the win.

Trinity University 5, Texas Lutheran University 0

Singles competition 

1. Adam Krull (TUM) vs. Sanio Dizdarevic (TLU-MEN) 6-2, 3-3, unfinished

2. Aaron Skinner (TUM) def. Cliff Pack (TLU-MEN) 6-4, 6-0

3. Jordan Mayer (TUM) vs. Ryan Beene (TLU-MEN) 6-4, 3-1, unfinished

4. Clayton Neiss (TUM) def. Kyle Thompson (TLU-MEN) 6-1, 6-2

5. Eric Beckenbach (TLU-MEN) vs. Charlie Curtis (TUM) no result

6. Greg Nelson (TLU-MEN) vs. Chas Mayer (TUM) no result

Doubles competition 

1. Jordan Mayer/Clayton Neiss (TUM) def. Sanio Dizdarevic/Cliff Pack (TLU-MEN) 8-4

2. Aaron Skinner/Adam Krull (TUM) def. Eric Beckenbach/Wade Dillenbeck (TLU-MEN) 8-2

3. Charlie Curtis/Chas Mayer (TUM) def. Greg Nelson/Kyle Thompson (TLU-MEN) 9-8 (3-0)


In the second semifinal, Southwestern rallied from a 2-1 doubles deficit to post four singles wins and take the match. Oliver Farmen and Sam McCready gave the Pirates their first point in doubles, taking the third line 8-5 over Schreiner. Farmen also posted a three set win in the No. 2 singles spot. Niko Snovely, Neik Khansari and William Ellis all posted singles victories to earn the win and advance to the team’s first ever SCAC Men’s Tennis Championship match.

Southwestern University 5, Schreiner University 2
Singles competition 

1. Nickoloz Snovely (SUMTN) def. Nick Pena (SCH-M) 6-3, 6-3

2. Oliver Farmen (SUMTN) def. Austin Carrola (SCH-M) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

3. Grant Gideon (SUMTN) vs. Dayton Hancock (SCH-M) 1-6, 6-1, 5-3, unfinished

4. Neik Khansari (SUMTN) def. Isaac Vasquez (SCH-M) 6-1, 6-0

5. William Ellis (SUMTN) def. Josh Ramirez (SCH-M) 6-3, 6-1

6. Sam McCready (SUMTN) vs. Christian Casillas (SCH-M) 3-2, unfinished

Doubles competition 

1. Austin Carrola/Nick Pena (SCH-M) def. Nickoloz Snovely/Grant Gideon (SUMTN) 8-5

2. Stephen Rogers/Dayton Hancock (SCH-M) def. William Ellis/Rod Khansari (SUMTN) 8-4

3. Oliver Farmen/Sam McCready (SUMTN) def. Isaac Vaquez/Teg Lozano (SCH-M) 8-5


In the first consolation match, the Austin College ‘Roos took down the Centenary College Gents 6-0. AC gave up just one game through all of doubles play. Singles went in a similar fashion, with Centenary able to claim just two games.

Austin College 6, Centenary 0

Singles competition 

1. Ambulo (AC) vs. Stafford Lyons (CENT) 5-3, unfinished

2. Meedsen (AC) def. Chris Matthews (CENT) 6-0, 6-0

3. Oxenteiter (AC) def. Kane Kershaw (CENT) 6-1, 6-0

4. Bomer (AC) def. Erik Norem (CENT) 6-0, 6-1

5. Eric Eymard (CENT) vs. David Smith (AC) no result

6. Cavett Feazel (CENT) vs. Kubena (AC) no result

Doubles competition 

1. Ambulo/Meedsen (AC) def. Erik Norem/Stafford Lyons (CENT) 8-1

2. Oxenteiter/David Smith (AC) def. Kane Kershaw/Chris Matthews (CENT) 8-0

3. Kubena/Bomer (AC) def. Cavett Feazel/Eric Eymard (CENT) 8-0


Colorado College took down Austin College in a battle for fifth place, posting a score of 6-1. The Tigers took a 2-1 lead after doubles and held strong in singles play, posting four wins. Ross Sherman faced the most challenge, needing three sets to win his match in the fourth line.

Colorado College 6, Austin College 1

Singles competition 

1. Jason Gutierrez (CCM) def. Ambulo (AC) 6-1, 6-4

2. Meedsen (AC) vs. Jack Burger (CCM) no result

3. Taylor Delehanty (CCM) def. Oxenteiter (AC) 6-3, 6-3

4. Ross Sherman (CCM) def. Bomer (AC) 7-6 (2-0), 6-0

5. Casey Shaw (CCM) def. David Smith (AC) 6-2, 7-5

6. Jack Benham (CCM) vs. Kubena (AC) 2-1, unfinished

Doubles competition 

1. Jack Burger/Jason Gutierrez (CCM) def. Ambulo/Meedsen (AC) 8-5

2. David Smith/Oxenteiter (AC) def. Taylor Delehanty/Jake Peterson (CCM) 9-8 (9-7)

3. Jack Benham/Ross Sherman (CCM) def. Kubena/Bomer (AC) 8-4

Immediately following the championship match between Trinity and Southwestern, Schreiner and Texas Lutheran will play for third and fourth place.