DENISON, Texas -- The Austin College men earned their third consecutive third-place team finish with a 5-0 shutout of Schreiner University Sunday morning at the 2019 SCAC Men's Tennis Championship. Official Website l Bracket | Postmatch Interview
The third-place finish ties for the program's best finish in the SCAC Men's Tennis tournament since joining the league prior to the 2007 season.
The 'Roos (8-8) took an early 3-0 lead after doubles with 8-2 victories across the board at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. In singles play, Kenneth Hardy clinched the match at line three with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Schreiner's Matthew Jimenez. Josh Granberry also picked up a win at No. 1 singles (6-2, 7-5) and did not drop a set throughout the tournament.
This year's finish for Schreiner (6-12) ties for its best since joining the conference prior to the 2014 season and markes the fifth time in six years the Mountaineers have secured the fourth place position.
AUSTIN COLLEGE 5, SCHREINER 0
April 21, 2019 at Denison, Texas (Smith Tennis Center)
|1. Josh Granberry (AC) def. Luis Cabreja (SCH) 6-0, 7-5|
|2. Brett O'Brien (AC) vs. Joshua Newman (SCH) 7-5, 6-1, unfinished|
|3. Kenneth Hardy (AC) def. Matthew Jimenez (SCH) 6-3, 6-1|
|4. Andres Padilla (AC) vs. Andrew Albright (SCH) 6-3, 6-4, unfinished|
|5. Juan Ortiz (SCH) vs. Calum Robe (AC) no result|
|6. Mario Gallinar (SCH) vs. Siddharth Kortikere (AC) no result|
|1. Kenneth Hardy/Siddharth Kortikere (AC) def. Luis Cabreja/Andrew Albright (SCH) 8-1|
|2. Josh Granberry/Brett O'Brien (AC) def. Joshua Newman/Matthew Jimenez (SCH) 8-2|
|3. Andres Padilla/Calum Robe (AC) def. Juan Ortiz/Austin Cervantes (SCH) 8-2|
|Austin College 9-8|