SHERMAN, Texas -- The third-seeded Austin College men defeated sixth-seeded Texas Lutheran, 5-0, in opening round action of the 2019 SCAC Men's Tennis Championship. Official Website l Bracket l Postmatch Interview
After surging to a 3-0 lead after doubles, Siddharth Kortikere clinched the victory for the 'Roos at Line 6 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over the Bulldogs' Jacob Galindo.
The match was the first-ever played by the Austin College men on their newly renovated home court.
AUSTIN COLLEGE 5, TEXAS LUTHERAN 0
April 19, 2019 at Sherman, Texas (Russell Tennis Courts)
|1. Josh Granberry (AC) vs. Mario Martinez (TLU) 6-0, 1-0, unfinished|
|2. Jared Mason (TLU) vs. Brett O'Brien (AC) no result|
|3. Kenneth Hardy (AC) vs. Nick Roccaforte (TLU) 6-4, 5-4, unfinished|
|4. Andres Padilla (AC) vs. Alex Talley (TLU) 6-3, 5-2, unfinished|
|5. Calum Robe (AC) def. Johari Dramiga (TLU) 6-2, 6-1|
|6. Siddharth Kortikere (AC) def. Jacob Galindo (TLU) 6-1, 6-1|
|1. Kenneth Hardy/Siddharth Kortikere (AC) def. Mario Martinez/Jared Mason (TLU) 8-5|
|2. Brett O'Brien/Josh Granberry (AC) def. Jacob Galindo/Alex Talley (TLU) 8-2|
|3. Andres Padilla/Calum Robe (AC) def. Matthew Stephenson/Johari Dramiga (TLU) 8-2|
|Texas Lutheran 4-11|
|Austin College 7-7|
The host CC Tigers will move on to face top-seeded Southwestern University at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Air Force Academy. Meanwhile, the Mountaineers will play in the fifth-place match tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., against the loser of the Trinity University/Centenary College match.