In today's first home matches of the year, the men's tennis team shut down the Piedmont Lions (9-0 ) in a complete sweep.
The day started out with doubles. On all three courts the Skyhawks jumped out to early leads. The guys looked and played well together, which has been a weakness in previous tournaments. They communicated well, and made great plays at the net.
Hewett/Sheeler (Point) def Riza/Patrick Streck (Piedmont) 8-2
Markowski/Blanchard (Point) def Martin/Davidson (Piedmont) 8-2
Trevizo/Hays (Point) def Werner/Silverburg (Piedmont) 8-5
After winning the doubles, the Skyhawks then went on to the single matches on six courts. Again, the Skyhawks jumped on the Lions quick and were able to win in straight sets.
Rafa Hewett (Point) def Joel Silverburg (Piedmont) 6-1, 6-2
Ben Markowski (Point) def Trey Martin (Piedmont) 6-0, 6-0
Zach Sheeler (Point) def Mason Riza (Piedmont) 6-4, 6-1
Daniel Blanchard (Point) def Chris Davidson (Piedmont) 6-2, 6-1
Andrew Hays (Point) def Jay Evans (Piedmont) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Alonso Trevizo (Point) def Robbie Warner (Piedmont) 6-2, 6-0
"I was really happy with our play right from the start today. We got off to a good start early on and had their team off balance quick. Rafa and Zach played great in doubles at the top of lineup...and Ben was huge for us at #2" said head coach Doug Carter.