March 6, 2013

Men’s Tennis Notches Second-Straight Sweep vs. Kennesaw State, 7-0

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Campbell men's tennis team cruised to a 7-0 victory on Wednesday morning against Kennesaw State in Charleston, S.C., to improve to 6-3 on the campaign.

The Camels captured the doubles point for the third-straight match as junior Fernando Guillen (San Louis Potosi, Mexico) and sophomore Adrien Rossignon (Arlon, Belgium) took an 8-2 win at No. 1. The pair of seniors David Clavera (Barcelona, Spain) and Josep Baro (Barcelona, Spain) secured the point by downing the Owls at No. 2, 8-2.

A sweep of the doubles competition was secured when sophomore Steven Billington (Conway, Wales, U.K.) and senior Ondrej Kralik (Herlev, Denmark) notched an 8-3 triumph at No. 3

Freshman Rik Van Gerwen (Valkenswaard, Netherlands) improved his dual-match mark to 5-3 following a 6-0, 6-0 win over Matthew Johnson. Earning the second point for the Camels was Rossignon downing Louis Theodor, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2.

Campbell clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory by Billington at No. 3 against Gianni Kubin. Clavera provided the team with a 5-0 advantage by defeating Gokalp Ozdemir, 6-3, 6-2, in the fourth slot.

After Gullien at No. 1 and Baro at No. 5 dropped their first sets, they each rallied back to down their opponent in the second by an identical 6-3 margin. Baro notched his victory over Alexander Pena with a 10-4 win in the super tiebreaker.

Already in the third set when the match was clinched, Guillen and Tobi Menhofer battled to a third-set tiebreaker, where Guillen triumphed 8-4 to help maintain his No. 75 ITA ranking.

The Camels come back to the James Nisbet Tennis Center on Friday at 1 p.m. when they host N.C. Central to kickoff a two-match homestand.