St. Edwards 5, Incarnate Word 1

May 6, 2005

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Hilltoppers of St. Edwards University defeated the Cardinal from the University of the Incarnate Word, 5-1, in the opening round of the 2005 NCAA-II Mens National Tennis Championships. The first two rounds of this Central Regional are being played at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo. with Drury University serving as host. St. Edwards now advances to tomorrows championship match which will be played at 10 am. The Hilltoppers will play the winner of the Drury-East Central match which is slated to begin at 1 pm. today. The winner of tomorrows match will advance to the NCAA-II Sweet 16 set for next week in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

In todays St. Edwards-Incarnate Word match the score was 2-1 after the doubles. Decisive wins at #2, #4 and #5 singles gave St. Edwards the 5-1 win. Complete results from todays opening round match of the 2005 NCAA-II National Mens Tennis Tournament between St. Edwards University and the University of the Incarnate Word follow.

Doubles
1. Simon Boyce/Tyler Lyon (St. Edwards) defeated Oleg Dyachenko/Miguel Martin (UIW) 8-4
2. Mario Quintero/Walter Valarezo (St. Edwards) defeated Casper Sogaard/Zach Johnson (UIW) 8-4
3. Mike Hastings/Rudy Obregon (UIW) defeated Jorge Jimenez/Kenton Venhuizen (St. Edwards) 8-6

Singles
1. Mario Quintero (St. Edwards) vs. Oleg Dyachenko (UIW) Did Not Finish
2. Tyler Lyon (St. Edwards) defeated Mike Hastings (UIW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Walter Valarezo (St. Edwards) vs. Miguel Martin (UIW) Did Not Finish
4. Simon Boyce (St. Edwards) defeated Zach Johnson (UIW) 6-4, 6-2
5. J.P. Bartonico (St. Edwards) defeated Casper Sogaard (UIW) 6-2. 6-1
6. Kenton Venhuizen (St. Edwards) vs. Rudy Obregon (UIW) Did Not Finish

--Courtesy Drury