Aggies prey on Cougars with sweepApril 21, 2009
LAWTON, Oklahoma (April 21) – In a final tune-up match before the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament, both Cameron Aggie tennis teams proved they are threats to take the LSC crown. CU faced the cougars from Collin County Community College and the men tormented their CCCC counterparts all afternoon and eventually pulled away with the 9-0 victory. After falling behind after the doubles matches, the Aggie women stormed back to take the match 5-4.
Just two days before the LSC postseason event, the Cameron men showed the crowd at the CU Tennis Courts that they are a force to be reckoned with in the conference and even nationally.
The Aggies dominated nearly every doubles match with the closest score coming in the #2 match where CU’s Cristian Easton and Thomas Peixoto defeated CCCC’s Matthew Davis and Jordan Rozenfeld 9-7.
As the Aggies continued their dominance well into singles play, the nine match sweep was in jeopardy as Aggie Saman Samii and Cougar Matthew Davis engaged in a heated battle in the #3 match.
As the two players traded blazing serves and brilliant shots, emotions were at a high. Samii was able to control the first set 6-2 then barely dropped the second set 7-6. In the deciding third set, with both players wearing their emotions on their sleeves, Samii fought to an 11-9 victory.
On the women’s side of the match, things started off much differently. Unlike the CU men’s team, the Aggie women found themselves in a hole after doubles play.
The only Aggie duo to earn a doubles victory was #1 Irene George and Sophia Rich and they earned an 8-3 victory over CCCC’s Cally Woerner and Marie Liwuslili.
Fortunately, the Aggies were able to dictate singles play and come away with wins in four of the six matches. #1 Irene George, #3 Sara Flores, #4 Carolina Mullor, and #5 Shaneka Knight all contributed victories to the 5-4 win.
Only #2 Sophia Rich and #6 Heather Doslich lost their matches but did not go away easily. Rich was defeated by the smallest of margins 7-6, 7-5 and Doslich battled her tough opponent to three sets but fell 6-2, 6-7, (11-9).
Both Aggie teams will travel to Wichita Falls, Texas, later this week in hopes of bringing the Lone Star Conference title to Cameron. The Aggie men enter the tournament with a 19-8 overall record and the women’s team holds a 13-11 record.
On Thursday (April 23) the #45 Aggie women’s team faces Central Oklahoma at 9:00am at the Hamilton Park Tennis Center in the first round of the LSC tournament.
That afternoon the #11 CU men’s team takes on the winner of the Midwestern State and Southeastern Oklahoma State in the second round at 2:30pm at the MSU Tennis Center. The Aggie men receive a first round bye as the LSC tournament’s top seed.