USCA Men's Tennis team overcomes Young Harris
A stormy forecast and rescheduled games couldn’t even damper the USC Aiken men’s tennis team as they notched a 7-0 victory over Young Harris last Thursday, April 11.
The matches started with doubles action. USCA’s Salvador Banderia and Antonio Sabugueiro battled back and forth against the Young Harris players, but in the end continued their dominance with a 7-5 win at the top spot.
Following were players Vicente Andrades and Tales Silva, who were able to score a combined 6-1 victory at No. 2 in doubles.
Third-seeded players Francesco Satta and Alex Sklizovic helped account for a 6-4 win at No. 3.
The action continued to heat up when men’s singles started on the courts. Silva needed three sets against his counterpart, but still took the top singles spot with 7-6, 2-6, 7-6.
Banderia registered a 6-4, 6-2 victory to take the No. 2 spot. Sabugueiro- who moved up to the No. 43 spot nationally, from his previous rank of No. 60- took No. 3 with a 6-0, 6-2 win.
The rest of the team rounded out their singles with Andrades taking a victory at No. 4 with 6-3, 6-4, while Alvaro Garcia Gil continued his streak with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5.
Satta rounded out the day before the rain could hit with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 6.