The Maryville College Men's Tennis squad earned their first victory of the 2017-18 season this afternoon, toppling Ohio Christian University, 8-1.
MC tallied the win, as their only loss came in a win via walkover due to an injury. The Scots swept each of the other eight at Tyson Tennis Center in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Scots began early, sweeping doubles competition. Daniel Silva and Marcos Escudero took a crushing 8-0 victory in the top-seeded doubles competition, before Trevor Perry and Mateus Coling won 8-4 in their doubles match. Cole Stinson and Austin Smith completed the sweep with their second shutout of the day, 8-0.
Silva took a top-seed victory, as he was able to sweep both matches over Ohio Christian. The senior won 6-0, 6-0 over Colin Dorman in two sets, as Escudero matched him with a pair of 6-0 wins to not allow a point all day. Coling won in three sets, after fighting off a late rally by Nathan Gaines, as Perry swept Dylan Wilkerson, 6-0, 6-2. Stinson earned a two-set sweep in the fifth-seed, 6-0, 6-0, before Samuel Diggs won by walkover in the sixth.
Maryville College will look to carry today's victory into tomorrow, as they open USA South play. The Scots will face LaGrange College at 9:30 a.m. The match – due to the weather forecast – will be played indoors at the Cedar Bluff Racquet Club in Knoxville, Tenn.
Men's Tennis Match Results
Ohio Christian University vs Maryville College
Mar 10, 2018 at Knoxville, Tenn.
Maryville College 8, Ohio Christian University 1
1. Daniel Silva (MVCM) def. Colin Dorman (OCU-M) 6-0, 6-0
2. Marcos Escudero (MVCM) def. Ronald Hayes (OCU-M) 6-0, 6-0
3. Mateus Coling (MVCM) def. Nathan Gaines (OCU-M) 6-2, 2-6, 10-4
4. Trevor Perry (MVCM) def. Dylan Wilkerson (OCU-M) 6-0, 6-2
5. Cole Stinson (MVCM) def. Pedro Jacinto (OCU-M) 6-0, 6-0
6. Samuel Diggs (OCU-M) def. Austin Smith (MVCM), walkover
Ohio Christian University 1-6
Maryville College 1-4
Played at Tyson Tennis Center in Knoxville, Tenn.