ETBU Has Hard Time vs. UTD
ETBU Has Hard Time vs. UTD
Saturday, February 11, 2017

RICHARDSON, Texas – Competing against another American Southwest Conference West Division member, the East Texas Baptist University men’s tennis team (0-3) fell to the University of Texas at Dallas, 9-0. ETBU had four matches that were close to points with one going into extra sets.

In doubles, ETBU lost in both no. 1 and no. 2 competition, 9-7. Connor Mason and Andrew Deutsch fell to Ryan Morton and Eric Chen in no. 1 and then Cody Highsmith and John Herr lost the no. 2 match. Rollin Houk and Ty Tarver fell in no. 3 match, 8-0.

Highsmith then fell in extra sets at no. 2 singles to Hrudhay Ravula, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4). Joseph Salinas dropped the no. 5 singles match, 7-5, 6-4, to Chen.

ETBU will be home for their first match of the season on Friday, February 17, vs. Millsaps College at 2:00 p.m.

Texas Dallas 9, East Texas Baptist 0
Feb 11, 2017 at Richardson, Texas (UTD Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. Christian Duarte (UTD) def. Connor Mason (ETBU) 6-2, 6-1

2. Hrudhay Ravula (UTD) def. Cody Highsmith (ETBU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

3. Mario Jelev (UTD) def. Andrew Deutsch (ETBU) 6-0, 6-1

4. Ryan Morton (UTD) def. John Herr (ETBU) 6-3, 6-2

5. Eric Chen (UTD) def. Joseph Salinas (ETBU) 7-5, 6-4

6. Ashwin Vaithianathan (UTD) def. Rollin Houk (ETBU) 6-1, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Ryan Morton/Eric Chen (UTD) def. Connor Mason/Andrew Deutsch (ETBU) 9-7

2. Hrudhay Ravula/Mario Jelev (UTD) def. Cody Highsmith/John Herr (ETBU) 9-7

3. Christian Duarte/Ashwin Vaithianathan (UTD) def. Rollin Houk/Ty Tarver (ETBU) 8-0


Match Notes

East Texas Baptist 0-3

Texas Dallas 1-0; Regional ranking #17

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,1,4,6,2,5)