Freshman Razvan Grigorescu won a straight-set match at No. 1 singles to remain undefeated in league play.
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Omaha Sweeps South Dakota State, 7-0

Omaha Athletics | April 02, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. - Omaha men’s tennis wrapped up a busy weekend with a 7-0 sweep of South Dakota State Sunday afternoon at the Miracle Hills Tennis Center.  With the win, the Mavericks improve to 7-10 (1-1 Summit League), while the Jackrabbits are now 3-17 (0-3 Summit League).

Senior Colin Buckley and freshman Razvan Grigorescu started things off with a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles.  Senior John Ellis and sophomore Matt Dunn clinched the point with a 7-5 win at No. 3.

In singles, freshman Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger made quick work of Gabriel Santos at No. 4, 6-3, 6-0.  Freshman Nathan Reekie came up with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 over Emerson Styles, and Dunn clinched the match with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) win at No. 3.

Grigorescu then followed with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Higham at No. 1.  Sophomore Alex Woodward claimed a 7-5, 6-3 victory at No. 5, and Ellis closed out the match with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win at No. 6.

Omaha returns to action on Saturday, April 8, visiting IUPUI.  First serve is set for 11 a.m. CT in Indianapolis, Ind.  UNO will also play Illinois State on Sunday, April 9, at 9 a.m. in Bloomington, Ill.

Match Results

Omaha 7, South Dakota State 0 (April 2, 2017 at Omaha, NE (Miracle Hill Tennis Center))

Singles competition

  1. #66 Razvan Grigorescu (OMAHA/13.55) def. Jonny Higham (SDSUM/11.39) 6-3, 6-3
  2. Nathan Reekie (OMAHA/11.90) def. Emerson Styles (SDSUM/11.86) 6-3, 6-3
  3. Matt Dunn (OMAHA/11.65) def. Marco Paulo Castro (SDSUM/11.82) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
  4. Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger (OMAHA/11.80) def. Gabriel Santos (SDSUM/11.07) 6-3, 6-0
  5. Alex Woodward (OMAHA/11.42) def. Chuck Tang (SDSUM/11.13) 7-5, 6-3
  6. John Ellis (OMAHA/11.00) def. Lucas Pereira (SDSUM/11.33) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Doubles competition

  1. Razvan Grigorescu/Colin Buckley (OMAHA) def. Jonny Higham/Marco Paulo Castro (SDSUM) 6-3
  2. Emerson Styles/Chuck Tang (SDSUM) def. Nathan Reekie/Alex Woodward (OMAHA) 6-2
  3. John Ellis/Matt Dunn (OMAHA) def. Elliot Ward/Lucas Pereira (SDSUM) 7-5

Match Notes

South Dakota State 3-17, 0-3

Omaha 7-10, 1-1

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,2,3,1,5,6)

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