The W.tv
SMC Giving
2014 SMC Soccer Tickets Ad
Summer Camps
2014 SMC Volleyball Tickets Ad
SMC Gaels
SMC
Saint Mary'es College Athletics

Men's Tennis

Samuel Bloore clinched Sunday's victory with a win at No. 5 singles.
Samuel Bloore clinched Sunday's victory with a win at No. 5 singles.
MTEN | Gaels Get Gritty Win Against Portland
Release: Thursday 03/24/2013 
by SMC Athletics

MORAGA, Calif. -- A tremendously successful weekend of West Coast Conference action came to a close Sunday for the Saint Mary's men's tennis team, as the Gaels got big performances from the back end of the singles lineup in beating Portland 4-3.

With the win, Saint Mary's (8-7 overall) remains unbeaten in WCC action at 3-0. Portland falls to 8-7 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

The all-important doubles point went Saint Mary's way to start Sunday's match.

Tuomas Manner and Samuel Bloore earned the first win, beating Michael HuKwo and Kent Andreason 8-3 at No. 2. Seif El Sherbini and Thomas Hunt followed suit at No. 3, defeating Justin Guay and Jackson Martin 8-4 to clinch the point.

Once singles began, the Gaels continued to build their lead. Hunt scored first, earning a 7-5, 6-4 win over Andreason at No. 6 to put Saint Mary's up 2-0.

Manner was next to finish, defeating Guay 6-2, 6-4 to make it 3-0 Gaels. The victory wrapped up an impressive weekend for Manner, who did not drop a set in two singles victories. He also teamed with Bloore to win both of their doubles matches.

Portland staved off a loss briefly with a win at No. 4 singles, but Bloore closed things out with a 7-6, 7-5 win at No. 5. That gave Saint Mary's the victory and kept the Gaels record spotless in conference play.

Next up for Saint Mary's is a trip to Stanford on Wednesday to take on the Cardinal. The week concludes Saturday when the Gaels face BYU in Provo, Utah.