Falcons Down Seattle University 6-1 For Third Straight Win

    Freshman Alex Grubbs
    Freshman Alex Grubbs

    Jan. 30, 2011

    The Air Force men's tennis team won its third straight match to open the 2011 season with a 6-1 victory over Seattle University Sunday at the Academy. The Falcons won two of three doubles matches and five of the six singles contests.

    The Falcons jumped to a 1-0 lead by winning at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles. Sophomore Lance Wilhelm and freshman Andy Jackson led things off with an 8-5 victory over David Kovas and Jordan Prince, then freshmen Lucas Marin-Salcedo and Danny Gies defeated Simon Meske and Jason Bedonas, 8-5, at No. 3.

    In singles play, Wilhelm, Jackson and freshman Alex Grubbs all improved to 3-0 with straight-set wins. Wilhelm downed Andrew Anderson, 6-2, 6-1 at the top spot, Jackson beat Kovas, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 and Grubbs defeated Matt Overland, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 4. Marin-Salcedo (No. 5) and Steven Young (No. 6) also won in straight sets.

    The Falcons are back in action on Saturday, Feb. 5 against Eastern Washington at the Academy, beginning at 10 a.m.

    Air Force 6, Seattle 1
    Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011
    USAFA, Colo.

    Singles
    1. Lance Wilhelm (AF) def. Andrew Anderson, 6-2, 6-1
    2. Andy Jackson (AF) def. David Kovas, 6-4, 6-0
    3. Mark Shkrebtan (SU) def. Taylor Soster, 7-5, 6-2
    4. Alex Grubbs (AF) def. Matt Overland, 6-2, 6-4
    5. Lucas Marin-Salcedo (AF) def. Simon Meske, 6-3, 6-2
    6. Steven Young (AF) def. Jordan Prince, 6-0, 6-4
    Order of Finish: 1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 6

     

     

    Doubles
    1. Wilhelm / Jackson (AF) def. Kovas / Prince, 8-5
    2. Shkrebtan / Kevin Lynch (SU) def. Soster / Grubbs, 8-6
    3. Marin-Salcedo / Danny Gies (AF) def. Jason Bedonas / Meske, 8-5
    Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3
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