MOBILE, Ala. – In just their third ever match in the NAIA National Tournament, the SDC men's tennis team was able to capture its second win with a 5-4 victory of No. 21 McPherson College.
With the win, the Hawks move onto the second round where they take on No. 3 Keiser tomorrow at 9 a.m. SDC improves to 8-10 overall while McPherson dropped to 11-5.
The Hawks blanked the Bulldogs in doubles play. Leonardo Urquidi and Fabian Daniel got SDC on the board first with an 8-2 No. 3 Doubles victory. Alessandro Moriano and Aliaksandr Meliuk followed with an 8-4 win in No. 2 Doubles before Jan-Erik Isermann and Joey Rivera came from behind with a 9-8 thriller.
In singles, Isermann ended his match first with a 6-4, 6-1 victory. The Bulldogs grabbed their first point at No. 6 Singles but Moriano clinched the match at No. 3 Singles with a 6-2, 6-3 winner.
#13 San Diego Christian College 5, #21 McPherson College 4
May 16, 2017 at Mobile, Ala. (Copeland-Cox Tennis Center)
1. Joan-Marc Fajula (MCPH) def. Leonardo Urquidi (SDCC) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
2. Hector Carrillo (MCPH) def. Aliaksandr Meliuk (SDCC) 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-3)
3. Alessandro Moriano (SDCC) def. J.Alejandro Jimenez (MCPH) 6-2, 6-3
4. Jan-Erik Isermann (SDCC) def. Nicolas Wahl (MCPH) 6-4, 6-1
5. Timo Hoelzmann (MCPH) def. Fabian Daniel (SDCC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
6. Leandro Bazzanini (MCPH) def. Davit Ismailian (SDCC) 6-2, 6-3
McPherson College 11-4; National ranking #21
San Diego Christian College 7-10; National ranking #13
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,6,3,5,1,2)
NAIA Men's Tennis Championship First Round Match
McPherson seeded 19th, San Diego Christian seeded 14th