– Return to Top – No. 69 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, Texas-Arlington 3ARLINGTON, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s tennis team battled UT Arlington today in non-conference action at the UTA Tennis Center. The duo of Guillaume Rauseo and Kevin Bettendroffer clinched the doubles point to lift the No. 69 ranked Islanders men’s team (8-3) to a 4-3 victory. The match started with singles play and the men’s team went neck-and-neck with the Mavericks (6-4). The Mavericks garnered the first match of the day in No. 5 singles after Carlos Arbiza topped junior Javier Pujol, 6-4, 6-2. The Islanders quickly answered back after freshman Arthur Bedel edged out Daniel Echeverry, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 in a three-set thriller. The Islanders and Mavs then traded matches to knot the score at 2-2. Johnathan Gonzalez defeated sophomore Kevin Bettendroffer in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2 singles before senior Peter Nagy who is ranked at No. 73 in the ITA singles rankings downed Sebastian Erimicioiu, 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 1 slot. With the win Nagy improved his dual-match mark in the No. 1 spot to 8-1. Senior Guilherme Gesser was the Wildcats’ hero of game one as he held off Maruo Tete at No. 2 in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 for the dual-clinching point. He and sophomore Nico Agritelley also were victorious in doubles as they routed Tete and Riveros, 6-1, to improve to 8-7 on the spring Liberty 6, UIW 1SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The University of the Incarnate Word men’s tennis team played to a 6-1 loss against Liberty University on Tuesday. Also victorious against the Bearcats were Marco Bensley at No. 6 and Agritelley who was making his season debut at No. 1. Bensley clipped Hicham Azzaoui, 7-5, 6-0, while Agritelley rallied from a set down to beat Romain Boissinot, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1. Hoogenboezem improved his singles mark to 7-5 overall and 5-1 on line four, which is where he defeated Max Vogt, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a comeback, three-set match. With the first set won against Kuhar, Lis made a comeback in the second to take the match in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5. Lis improved his singles record to 8-3, all for the first court. – Return to Top – A three set battle won by Leonard Ivic earned the only point of the day for UIW at the Mabry Tennis Center. For the Cardinals (5-11), Tucker Brown and Joey Vatanadilok were able to get off to a positive start in the doubles competition, winning at the #1 spot against the Flames (7-4). They defeated Dillon Segur and Diego Castano, 6-4. Unfortunately, the Flames came back to win the final two matches and take the first point of the competition. Bryant’s lone point came in Zachary Morris’ win over Feucht, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Steven McMullan made it 2-0 in singles action with his 6-3, 6-2 win on court six over Joshua Rubinstein. He is 5-2 this season, 2-1 on the fifth line and 3-1 from six. Hoogenboezem wrapped his match and quickly after Lis sealed the win for Lamar (7-6) with a victory on court one. The Wildcats (5-12) have engaged in eight one-point decisions this season but have come away as the victor only three times. The Cardinals remain at home this week and host UT-San Antonio at the Mabry Tennis Center on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Islanders then pushed ahead, 3-2, after Guillaume Rauseo garnered a three-setter at No. 4 singles. The junior squeezed past Mario Muniesa, 7-6 (1), 4-6, 7-6 (1) for the Islanders’ third point of the match. Next, Daniel Armengol topped junior Ricardo Mayagoitia at No. 3 singles to force doubles play. Mayagoitia took the first set, 6-1, before falling 6-2 in the second set and 6-4 in the third set. No. 69 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, Texas-Arlington 3Lamar 6, Bryant 1Abilene Christian 4, Northwest Missouri State 3Missouri-Kansas City 4, Abilene Christian 3Liberty 6, UIW 1 Jeandre Hoogenboezem and Nikita Lis were paired in doubles for the first time this season, and downed Matt Kuhar and Zachary Morris 8-3 on court one.Michael Feucht and Benny Schweizer teamed up to defeat Ernest Arguello and Nick Lamart 8-2 on line two, and Juuso Laitinen and Mikko Rajamaki beat Luke Lorenz and Oliver Welsh, 8-5. The Bulldogs fell to 0-8 this season. Lamar 6, Bryant 1BEAUMONT, Texas – The Lamar men’s tennis team opened with a sweep of doubles, struggled in the first set of singles and rebounded to take down Bryant University 6-1 at the Thompson Family Tennis Center Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the match junior Jason Proctor and Henry Adams secured the doubles point by edging Aymeric Autones and Boissinot, 7-6. They then came back from down 5-2 to give ACU the doubles point against UMKC, but rather surprisingly, they were the Wildcats’ lone repeat winners of the afternoon as Agritelley and Gesser both lost in singles and together in doubles. Bensley also lost in straight sets at No. 6 to the Roos’ Mike Psarros, 6-2, 6-3. – Return to Top – The men picked up the win after receiving their first ITA national ranking of the year at No. 69. It marks the ninth straight year the Islanders men’s program has been ranked in the national published poll. Bensley, however, did win his doubles match vs. UMKC with Paul Domanski, 7-5. The Wildcats later received singles points at No. 3 and 5 from Proctor and Domanski as they defeated their opposition in straight sets by scores of 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4, 6-4. – Return to Top – In doubles play, the Islanders grinded their way to victory. The junior tandem of Mayagoitia and Pujol took care of business with an 8-1 victory at No. 3 doubles over Erimicioiu and Stefan Williams. A&M-Corpus Christi then clinched the match after Bettendroffer and Rauseo secured their third consecutive dual-match together at No. 2 doubles with an 8-4 thrilling victory over Muniesa and Armengol to clinch the match. The Islanders will now return to the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center on Saturday, March 14. The men will host No. 60 South Alabama at 10 a.m. Laitinen bounced from a loss in the first set and gave the Cards a 5-0 lead with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Luke Lorenz from position five. Laitinen improved to 7-3 in singles and upped his mark to 4-3 on line five. Schweizer improved to 5-4 this season with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win against Oliver Welsh. The Wildcats conclude their short stay in Kansas City Wednesday with an afternoon dual against Nebraska-Omaha. From there, the Cardinals lost five out of six of the singles match in straight sets. Leonard Ivic earned the lone point for UIW after he defeated Dillon Segur 7-5, 2-6, (10-6) at the #1 seed. Abilene Christian 4, Northwest Missouri State 3Missouri-Kansas City 4, Abilene Christian 3KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Abilene Christian men’s tennis extended its streak of one-point duals to five Tuesday on the road at Kansas City’s Plaza Tennis Center as the Wildcats followed a 4-3 win over Northwest Missouri State with a 4-3 loss to host UMKC. Lamar opens a five-match road swing on Sunday with two contests, Wofford(11:00) and South Carolina-Upstate (3:00).