Southwestern Survives and Advances to Fifth Consecutive Title Match

Southwestern Survives and Advances to Fifth Consecutive Title Match

SHERMAN, Texas – Southwestern advanced to its fifth consecutive SCAC Championship match after defeating host Austin College, 5-0, Saturday afternoon's semifinal contest at the Russell Tennis Center. Official Website l Bracket l Postmatch Interview

The Pirates took an early lead, sweeping all three doubles points. In singles, Hunter Bajoit set the Pirates up for victory with a straight set victory, 6-3, 6-1, win at line two and Alexander Joseph clinched the match, winning 7-5, 6-0 at line two. 

April 20, 2019 at Sherman, Texas (Russell Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Josh Granberry (AC) vs. Alexis Dimanche (SU) 6-4, 1-2, unfinished
2. Hunter Bajoit (SU) def. Brett O'Brien (AC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Alexander Joseph (SU) def. Kenneth Hardy (AC) 7-5, 6-0
4. Andres Padilla (AC) vs. Dean Dulthummon (SU) 2-6, 2-3, unfinished
5. Calum Robe (AC) vs. Carlos Rodero (SU) 1-2, unfinished
6. Siddharth Kortikere (AC) vs. Max Pearson (SU) 3-1, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Carlos Rodero/Hunter Bajoit (SU) def. Kenneth Hardy/Siddharth Kortikere (AC) 8-6
2. Alexander Joseph/Dean Dulthummon (SU) def. Josh Granberry/Brett O'Brien (AC) 8-7 (7-3)
3. Alexis Dimanche/Jeremy Wilson (SU) def. Andres Padilla/Calum Robe (AC) 8-1
Match Notes
Southwestern (Tex.) 15-4
Austin College 7-7


Southwestern heads to its fifth consecutive SCAC title match tomorrow morning at 8 a.m at the Russell Tennis Center. The Pirates will take on Trinity for the fifth time in five years with the Tigers winning all five previous matchups. Meanwhile, Austin College takes on Schreiner in the third-place match at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning at Smith Tennis Center in Denison, Texas. The Roos' and Mountaineers will compete for the fourth time in tournament history. Against Schreiner in the postseason, Austin College holds an overall record of 1-2 but won the most recent matchup in 2017.