Moraga, Calif. — The Saint Mary’s men’s tennis continued its hot streak to open the dual match season, cruising past east bay neighbors Holy Names, 5-2, Tuesday afternoon at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.
The Gaels swept the day’s doubles action. The Gaels duo of Matis Bot and Manuel De Luis Lamelas powered past the Eagles tandem on court No. 3, 6-2. Junior Nash Vollenweider and newcomer Damon Kesaris sealed a victory at the No. 1 spot for the Gaels, 6-4. Calvin Jordaan and Jacob Lagman tag-teamed on the second court to seal the opening doubles point for SMC.
“It was a good match for us to get ready for the season,” said Saint Mary’s head Greg Kennett. We were proud of how they performed and played. It was valuable experience for the upcoming matches and we are looking forward to Friday’s match against Fresno State.”
In singles play, the Gaels claimed victories on courts 1, 4, 5 and 6 for the victory over HNU. Vollenweider played in the number one spot for SMC, and pulled through with a three-set, 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 win.
Holding down the fort on court 5, junior Matthew Campana defeated his competition in straight sets. First year player from France, Bot recorded an impressive performance with power and precision for the 6-4, 6-2 win.
Saint Mary’s will return to action this Friday, Feb. 3 to host nationally ranked Fresno State. The Gaels will take on the Bulldogs at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex at 2 p.m.
Saint Mary’s 5, Holy Names 2
1) Nash Vollenweider/ Damon Kesaris (SMC) d. Halligan/ Moraes (HNU), 6-4
2) Calvin Jordaan/ Jacob Lagman (SMC) d. Colpart/ Parra (HNU), 6-3
3) Matis Bot/ Manuel De Luis Lamelas (SMC) d. Luque/ Tahilan (HNU), 6-2
1) Nash Vollenweider (SMC) d. Bernardo Moraes (HNU), 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
2)Matt Halligan (HNU) d. Damon Kisaris (SMC), 6-0, 6-2
3)Hugo Colpark (HNU) d. Manuel De Luis Lamelas (SMC), 6-4, 6-3
4)Calvin Jordaan (SMC) d. Javier Luque (HNU), 6-4, 6-2
5)Matthew Campana (SMC) d. Jonah Tahilan (HNU), 6-4, 6-3
6) Matis Bot (SMC) d. Ivan Parra (HNU), 6-4, 6-2
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