Men's tennis advances in NAIA Nationals with 6-3 win over Okla. Christian

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Quentin Grieu

Quentin Grieu

May 12, 2008

Mobile, Ala. - In the first day of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Men's Tennis National Championship, the Shorter College Hawks took a 6-3 win over No. 21 Oklahoma Christian to advance to a round two match against No. 2 Fresno Pacific on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

In the doubles matches, the Hawks fell behind 2-1, as Juliano Cirimbelli and David Araiza took Shorter's victory in the No. 1 spot.

Shorter went on to win five of the six singles matches, to take the 6-3 win. In number one singles, Cirimbelli won the tiebreaker 11-9 to start the Hawks out on the right note. After taking a tiebreaker defeat at No. 2, Quentin Grieu, David Araiza, Josh Lewis and Francisco Franco easily took singles No. 3-6.

Shorter now advances to the second round where they will play the No. 2-ranked Fresno Pacific Sunbirds. The match will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Complete scores are below.


#1 - Juliano Cirimbelli/David Araiza (SC) def. Justin DeBruin/Derek Viljoen (OCU) 8-1
#2 - Kyle Tefft/Ryan Stephenson (OCU) def. Henrique Tomaz/Francisco Franco (SC) 9-7
#3 - Esteran Flores/Adalid Martinez (OCU) def. Quentin Grieu (SC) 8-6


#1 - Cirimbelli (SC) def. Flores (OCU) 2-6, 6-1 (11-9)
#2 - Tefft (OCU) def. Tomaz (SC) 5-7, 6-2 (10-8)
#3 - Grieu (SC) def. DeBruin (OCU) 6-3, 6-1
#4 - Araiza (SC) def. Juraj Surovy (OCU) 6-0, 6-1
#5 - Josh Lewis (SC) def. Martinez (OCU) 7-5, 6-1
#6 - Franco (SC) def. Viljoen (OCU) 6-4, 6-3

Shorter College Men's Tennis
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