Written by Lancaster Brown
RICHMOND, Va.—The Southern Virginia University men's tennis team recorded an 8-1 victory on Wednesday at Virginia Union University.
"I felt good about our play against an improved Virginia Union team," said fifth-year Head Coach Tony Caputo. "We were very strong in doubles. Our early success set the tone of the match and helped us withstand the fight they put up in singles play."
Southern Virginia (6-3) started off with a win in each of its doubles matches over Virginia Union (2-7). Pradeep Ravisankar (Chennai, India) followed a doubles sweep with dominant 6-0, 6-1 performance quickly winning his singles match at the No. 2 position.
Freshman Andrew Angerbauer (Bountiful, Utah) also had a strong performance. After winning the first set of his No. 4 singles match, Angerbauer dropped a tight second set and was forced into a tiebreaker. He was able to hold on for a narrow advantage finishing with a score of 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8).
Men's tennis will next face future Capital Athletic Conference-foe St. Mary's College of Maryland on Saturday, Mar. 30 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's City, Md.