The Bears are routed by the Blue Raiders in final conference match

Tennis fall to Lindsey Wilson in MSC finale

The Bears are routed by the Blue Raiders in final conference match


Portsmouth, Ohio – Shawnee State men’s and women’s tennis were in action on Saturday, falling at home to Lindsey Wilson 9-0 in both matches.

On the men’s side, Shawnee State lost all three doubles matches. Denis Porcic and Camilo Erazo started the day by beating Casper Nolte and Matthew Bryant 8-0, followed by Ivan Solans Diaz and Javier Raya defeating CJ Burk and Nate Hinze 8-0. Zach Colley and Shane Hitchens were able to win games from Edberg Espinoza and Steven Espinoza, but ultimately fell 8-2.

Porcic would open singles by defeating Hinze 6-1, 6-0, followed by Erazo defeating Nolte 6-1, 6-1 to clinch the match for Lindsey Wilson. Shawnee State’s best performance in singles was by Matthew Bryant, who fell to Javier Raya in the number five singles match 6-3, 6-1.

Shawnee State’s women would be unable to take a single game from Lindsey Wilson in the women’s match. The Blue Raiders would sweep all three doubles matches 8-0, with Minja Gligic and Jovana Peric opening the doubles with an 8-0 rout of Abby Brinkman and Shelby Hay. Fiona Curty and Chiara Epifani would defeat Caleigh O’Neal and Jessica Willard 8-0 in the number two doubles, and Lucia Mora Diaz and Lina Sachina Ramos defeated Michaela Garner and Jillian Kelly 8-0 in the third doubles match.

Singles would go similarly for the Blue Raider women. Gligic would sweep Hay 6-0, 6-0 in the one slot, and Percic would defeat Brinkman by the same scores to clinch the match. Shawnee State would not capture a single game in the women’s matches.

The losses drops Shawnee State’s men to 6-18 on the season, and to 0-6 in the Mid-South Conference. SSU’s women drop to 3-17 overall, and 0-6 in the league. Lindsey Wilson’s men improve to 12-0 overall and 6-0 in conference play, while the Blue Raider women move to 10-2 and 6-0 in the league.

Shawnee State men’s and women’s tennis return to action on Monday, April 16 when they play Oakland City University for Senior Day. First serve is set for 12:30pm.


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