MOBILE Ala.-Point had a great win over #6 ranked Mississippi College (5-2) and then was defeated by Robert Wesleyan College (5-2).
After sweeping the Choctaws in doubles play, Zachary Sheeler had a great victory after being a set down. Also helping the Skyhawks along was Rafa Hewett, who locked down his win in straight sets. Both Daniel Blanchard and Andrew Hays were leading in their single matches before the Point clinched.
1. Rafa Hewett (PU) def. Christian Branning (MC) 7-5, 6-4
2. Matthew Martin (MC) def. Ben Markowski (PU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Zach Sheeler (PU) def. John Mills (MC) 0-6, 6-3, 10-7
4. Daniel Blanchard (PU) vs. Dudley Lampton (MC) 6-2, 5-4, unfinished
5. Andrew Hays (PU) vs. Taylor Griffith (MC) 6-2, 4-3, unfinished
6. Travis Burdick (MC) def. Alonso Trevizo (PU) 6-4, 6-4
Mississippi College 11-6
Point University 13-12
The second round began and the Skyhawks played hard, but ultimately would come up short. Rafa Hewett continued his dominant play, winning 6-0, 6-2. Daniel Blanchard, who was named to the second team All-American, and Hewett combined to knock of the Robert Wesleyan's number one team with an 8-6 victory.
1. Rafa Hewett (PU) def. Beka Buchukuri (RWCM) 6-0, 6-2
2. Charles Farres (RWCM) def. Ben Markowski (PU) 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
3. Sam Thorold (RWCM) def. Zach Sheeler (PU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Daniel Blanchard (PU) vs. Julio Toledo (RWCM) 2-6, 3-4, unfinished
5. Andrew Hays (PU) vs. Robert Beer (RWCM) 6-3, 0-6, 8-5, unfinished
6. Emanuel Rauchle (RWCM) def. Alonso Trevizo (PU) 6-0, 6-2
Roberts Wesleyan 17-6; Regional ranking #5
Point University 13-13
NCCAA National Championships - pool play round
The Skyhawks will continue in the morning, finishing pool play against Azusa Pacific University.