FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
Men's tennis drops a pair

The JU men’s tennis team fell to Appalachian State and South Alabama on consecutive days at the Keith Watson Family Tennis Complex. 

The Appalachian State Mountaineers defeated JU 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon.  Fernando Banos-Lopez and Larry Condez were able to win for the Dolphins in their individual matches. 

Banos-Lopez was able to win his match in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.  The victory was his fourth individual match win of the year. 

Condez was able to win for the fourth time in his last five matches bringing his season record to 5-5.  He defeated the Mountaineer’s Matt Saltsgaver in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 7-6. 

The Dolphins returned to the court on Wednesday to face the #45 ranked University of South Alabama team. 

JU was defeated 5-1 as the conclusion of the match was not played out due to weather.

Freshman Eimon Heywood recorded the Dolphin team point with his win individual win.  He defeated his opponent in three sets with a score of 6-4, 6-7, 1-0.   The win marked Heywood’s first of 2012.

Heywood and fellow freshman Eduardo Martinez teamed up to win their doubles match 8-2 for the only other JU victory on the day.

The men’s tennis team (2-9) will look to stop their losing skid against ETSU when they host them on March 16th at the Keith Watson Family Tennis Complex. 


Match Results:

JU Men 2 Appalachian State Men 5


1. Casagrande/ Hansen vs Kloc/ King- ASU 8-5

2. Banos Lopez/ Fantova vs Markov/ Humblet- ASU 9-8(5)

3. Heywood/ Martinez vs Karendal/ Saltsgaver- ASU 8-4



1. Fantova vs Markov- ASU 6-1, 6-4

2. Casagrande vs Kloc- ASU 6-2, 6-1

3. Banos-Lopez vs Humblet- JU 7-5, 6-4

4. Hansen vs King- ASU 6-3, 7-6(4)

5. Martinez vs Karendal- ASU 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-2

6. Condez vs Saltsgaver- JU 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)



JU Men 1 #45 nationally ranked South Alabama 5


1. Casagrande/ Hansen vs Kuehne/ Bartsch- USA 9-7

2. Banos-Lopez/ Fantova vs Bocaert/ Gregor- USA 8-4

3. Heywood/ Martinez vs Leitner/ Kirmse- JU 8-2



1. Banos-Lopez vs Daniel Leitner- 7-6(5) Did not finish

2. Fantova vs Hall- USA- 6-2, 6-2

3. Martinez vs Bartsch- USA- 6-4, 6-3

4. Hansen vs Gregor- USA 6-4, 6-2

5. Heywood vs Boglic- JU 6-4, 6-7(4), 1-0(7)

6. Condez vs Kuehne- USA 6-0, 6-0