CONWAY, Ark. (HENDRIX) - The Hendrix College men's tennis team suffered a 9-0 defeat to Birmingham-Southern College in Southern Athletic Association play on Thursday.
The visiting Panthers (5-3, 1-1) started with a sweep of doubles, however they needed a tiebreaker set to win the second flight. The Warriors (1-7, 0-2), represented by senior Udai Garimella and sophomore Nick Berardi in number two doubles, fell to Tony DaMaia and Christian Matthews 9-8 (10-4).
Garimella also had the closest match in singles, losing to Matthews 6-0, 7-5 at the second spot. Sophomore Robert Sheets lost the first singles match to Sawyer Voges 6-0, 6-2.
Hendrix will host SAA foe Millsaps College on Friday at 1 p.m.
Birmingham-Southern 9, Hendrix 0
Mar 28, 2013 at Conway, Ark.
1. Sawyer Voges (BSC) def. Robert Sheets (HC) 6-0, 6-2
2. Christian Matthews (BSC) def. Udai Garimella (HC) 6-0, 7-5
3. Patrick Hire (BSC) def. Bob Berardi (HC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Tony DaMaia (BSC) def. Nick Berardi (HC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Lance Mengel (BSC) def. Payton Lea (HC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Ben Reardon (BSC) def. Atishay Jain (HC) 6-0, 6-1
1. Stewart Thrash/Sawyer Voges (BSC) def. Bob Berardi/Robert Sheets (HC) 8-2
2. Tony DaMaia/Christian Matthews (BSC) def. Nick Berardi/Udai Garimella (HC) 9-8 (10-4)
3. Brian Brandt/Patrick Hire (BSC) def. Atishay Jain/Payton Lea (HC) 8-0
Birmingham-Southern 5-3, 1-1 SAA
Hendrix 1-7, 0-2 SAA