The main event of homecoming, the football game against Clarion, may have been mere steps away, but Edinboro tennis was taking care of business against visiting John Carroll on the adjacent courts.
The Fighting Scots hosted the Blue Streaks in a homecoming dual-match with both the men’s and women’s teams doing battle Saturday afternoon.
The men’s team prevailed, winning 7-2, while the women fell, 7-2, to JCU.
The men improved to 3-0 with the ladies falling to 3-1.
The men’s team dug itself an early hole, falling in two of the three doubles matches. The pair of Mateus Santos and Daniel Fernandez earned the lone doubles win with an 8-5 win against Scott Adsit and Dillon O’Brien.
However, the Scots were resilient in the singles competition, sweeping the six matches. The closest set resulted in a 6-3 score and all matches were won in straight set by Boro players.
The women’s team had a tougher go of it. Edinboro was down 3-0 early in the team competition, with the Scots falling in all three doubles matches. The closest was an 8-5 loss suffered by Roxana Yeh and Tatiana Batalla.
“Women’s team had a tough one against John Carroll,” head coach Lee Underwood said. “Didn’t meet my expectations with the outcome. We have established ourselves as stronger than we were in the past. So we are moving forward.”
Edinboro managed two wins in the singles competition, at number two and five singles. Freshman Laura Lopez won 6-3, 6-2 against Nicolette Bourlas at number two singles. Batalla emerged victorious at number five singles, winning 6-0, 6-2 against Carlye Campagna.
The ladies were scheduled to face Alderson Broaddus on Oct. 11 in their 2015 fall finale, but that match was postponed. The John Carrroll match was the final competition for the fall portion of the 2015-16 match for both Edinboro’s men’s and women’s teams. As of now, the teams are scheduled to resume action on Feb. 20 against Walsh.
Tyler Trumbauer is the Sports Editor for The Spectator. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.