Feb. 15, 2014
BEAUMONT - It was a dominant display on Saturday at Thompson Family Tennis Center as the Lamar men's tennis team picked up a thorough 7-0 victory over Prairie View A&M, securing a fourth consecutive victory.
"It was a solid match for us from beginning to end today," head coach Scott Shankles said. "Prairie View brought good energy, but we responded with focus and maturity. We had a great start by winning the doubles point, which we hadn't done in a while, and then we didn't let up in singles. It's great to finish the weekend 2-0."
Nikita Lis and Juuso Laitinen each bounced back from losses a day ago to pick up wins over the visiting Panthers, beginning with a 6-2, 6-3 decision by Lis over Jackson Varney at No. 1 singles. Laitinen won 6-3, 6-4 over Daniel Vasquez at line three.
Those two matches would prove to be the closest of the afternoon, as Michael Feucht won 6-2, 6-1 over Bruno Snyder at No. 2, and Carl-Philip Lindqvist locked up a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Rasaki Gbadamosi on Court 4. Jeandre Hoogenboezem won at the fifth position, beating Jonathan Dingle 6-2, 6-1.
Trey Crysel continued his strong sophomore campaign, winning 6-2, 6-4 over James Jackson Jr. at No. 6. Crysel, a Beaumont West Brook graduate, has now tripled his win total from a year ago and boasts of a flawless 3-0 record.
In doubles, Feucht and Laitinen won 6-2 over Gbadamosi and Varney. The team of Lis and Crysel won by the same total over Jackson and Dingle.
LU, which is experiencing its longest winning streak since 2010, now faces a daunting nine-match road swing, beginning with a trip to Ft. Worth next week for matches against USC Upstate, TCU and San Francisco.