MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2007
Men's Tennis downs Xavier, 6-1

March 8, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Dolphins (5-4, 1-3 A-Sun) took on Xavier Thursday afternoon, defeating them 6-1. Jordi Ballester continues to lead the Dolphins in singles and doubles play. Ballester Matthews, 6-1, 6-1, in No. 1 singles, while teaming up with Victor Vaz in No. 2 doubles to defeat Ismail and Torbeck, 8-5.

Vaz added his own point to the Dolphins total, defeating Ismail, 6-0, 6-1, in No. 3 singles. Meanwhile, Francisco Riveroll took on Miller in No. 2 singles, winning 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. He went on to defeat Miller and Matthews, 8-3, by teaming with Ernesto Ramos in No. 1 doubles. Ramos defeated Torbeck, 7-5, 7-6, (4), in No. 4 singles.

The Dolphins took No. 3 doubles as well, as Marcos Oliveira and Vinicius Craveiro downed Dieciuc and Palmentier, 8-5. Oliveira went on to earn the win in No. 6 singles, defeating Schurpi, 7-6 (7), 6-2.

"It was a good win against a team that fought hard," said head coach Jarod Camerota. "We will have to pick up our intensity and energy against Appalachian State to be successful."

The Dolphins head back to the courts, taking on Appalachian State Sunday March 11, at 1:00 p.m. following the dedication of the Keith Watson Family Tennis Complex.

Singles:

1. Jordi Ballester (JU) def. Doug Matthews (Xavier) 6-1, 6-1

2. Francisco Riveroll (JU) def. Jeremy Miller (Xavier) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

3. Victor Vaz (JU) def. Ra'ees Ismail (Xavier) 6-0, 6-1

4. Ernesto Ramos (JU) def. J.T. Torbeck (Xavier) 7-5, 7-6 (4)

5. Lee Mike Dieciuc (Xavier) def. Vinicius Craveiro (JU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

6. Marcos Oliveira (JU) def. Brian Schurpi (Xavier) 7-6 (7), 6-2

Doubles:

1. Ramos/Riveroll (JU) def. Miller/Matthews (Xavier) 8-3

2. Ballester/Vaz (JU) def. Ismail/Torbeck (Xavier) 8-5

3. Craveiro/Oliveirs (JU) def. Dieciuc/Palmentier (Xavier) 8-5