The Pacific Men’s Tigers are now 9-4 for the season after taking four matches in a row in the past week and a half. The streak started away at Sacramento State University. Next up was a home match versus Northern Arizona University where the Tigers defeated the Lumberjacks with a score of 6-1. The next day, the Tigers faced a fierce opponent on the road against the Santa Clara Broncos. Santa Clara had been ranked as high as #32 in the country this year, and the Tigers defeated them by a score of 4-3. After one day of rest, the Tigers came back to their home courts to face a dangerous University of Texas-Arlington team. With a lot of energy and discipline, the Tigers swept through all the doubles to go up 1-0. As singles progressed, the Tigers took first sets in all the matches but one, and clinched the match at #6 singles where Erik Cederwall disposed of his opponent 6-3, 6-4. Daniel Alameh at #5, and Alex Golding at #2 also picked up victories to help the Tigers clinch. Due to a travel deadline, the match would conclude when the match was won, and courts #1, 3, and 4 did not finish. Coach Redondo stated after todays match, “I am really proud of the Tigers today. We played one of our better matches in doubles as a team and continued with the relentlessness and applying pressure to our opponents. It is always a lot of fun to play teams that are feisty and competitive and that’s exactly what the Mavs were. They are well coached and it was a lot of fun to be a part of. We are not content however as we still have some things we can improve on and strive for. The team has done a great job of being a TEAM.”
Next up for the Tigers will be a clash with the Iowa Hawkeye’s on March 20th at 2:00pm at Home at the Hal Nelson Tennis Courts. The Hawkeye’s are currently 6-5 and will play the USF Don’s before they take on the Tigers.