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2013-05-08 Fresno Pacific ends ONU's stay at NCCAA National Tournament
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ONU was unable to advance to the semifinal round of the NCCAA National Tournament

Fresno Pacific ends ONU's stay at NCCAA National Tournament

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 3:39 PM

MOBILE, Ala. — The No. 21-ranked Olivet Nazarene University men’s tennis team needed a win over Fresno Pacific University (Calif.) on Wednesday to advance to the semifinal round of the NCCAA National Championships. With a 1-1 record in pool play, the Tigers would only move on with a winning record. The Sunbirds weren’t willing to let ONU slip by, winning 6-0 and ending the Tigers' tournament play.

Against Fresno Pacific (19-7), the Tigers (11-12) were unable to secure a point in singles play. The No. 13-ranked ITA player Kirill Sinitsyn defeated Diego Gonsalvez (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) (6-0, 6-0). Marco Gabriel defeated Josue Sanchez (Morelia, Mexico) (6-0, 6-0), and John Karlman beat Mat Bowden (Spring Arbor, Mich.) (6-0, 6-0). Camilo Giraldo (Medellin, Colombia), Peter Jensen (Yuba City, Calif.), and Seth Perry (Jefferson, Ohio) did not finish their matches.

In doubles, the Sunbirds took all three points from the Tigers. The No. 5-ranked ITA team of Julian Kurz (Stuttgart, Germany) and Diego Gonsalvez fell 8-4. Camilo Giraldo and Seth Perry lost 8-1, and Josue Sanchez and Peter Jensen (Yuba City, Calif.) lost 8-1.

ONU will begin play in the NAIA National Tournament on Tuesday, May 14, at 9 a.m. against No. 13 William Carey University (Miss.).

Results: http://fpuathletics.com/news/2013/5/8/MTEN_0508130330.aspx?path=mten