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Men's Tennis Hosts Two OVC Teams on Weekend
Monday, March 31, 2014
Men's Tennis Hosts Two OVC Teams on Weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The men’s tennis team hosted a pair of OVC opponents on the weekend, dropping the first match to Eastern Kentucky, 5-0, and falling to Morehead State, 7-0, on Sunday.

Daniel Bernal started the weekend with a solid performance against the Colonel’s Daridge Saidi, but was narrowly defeated, 6-3, 6-4. Bernal was even better against Morehead State in the first set but came up just short, 7-6. In the final set, frustration and fatigue caused Bernal to go down win-less, 6-0.

Kyle Burton was equally impressive in the two matches, as he was the only Tiger to win a set against the Eagles. Burton was defeated by MSU’s Giovanni Samaha, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and was close against EKU, too (6-3, 6-2).

The Tigers will host Western Kentucky on Friday April 5, Jacksonville State on Saturday and Tennessee Tech Sunday.

Eastern Kentucky 5, Tennessee State 0
1. Daridge Saidi (EKU) def. Daniel Bernal (TSU)                      6-3, 6-4
2. Alex Alvaro (EKU) def. Kyle Burton (TSU)                             6-3, 6-2
3. Juanjo de la Llera (EKU) def. Joe Daniels (TSU)                  6-1, 6-0
4. Sebastian Mueller (EKU) def. Branden McClain (TSU)         6-0, 6-3
5. Alberto Tintoré (EKU) led Jared Asher (TSU)                       6-0, 3-0
6. Diego Asis (EKU) won by default

Morehead State 7, Tennessee State 0
Mar 30, 2014 at Nashville, Tenn.


1. SWINDELLS, Jack (MOR-M) def. BERNAL, Daniel (TSU) 7-6, 6-0

2. SAMAHA, Giovanni (MOR-M) def. BURTON, Kyle (TSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

3. HEO, Ji Hoon (MOR-M) def. DANIELS, Joe (TSU) 6-0, 6-4

4. MERCER, Nick (MOR-M) def. McCLAIN, Branden (TSU) 6-0, 6-1

5. CLIFFORD, David (MOR-M) def. ASHER, Jared (TSU) 6-0, 6-0

6. RUIZ, Gabriel (MOR-M) def. No player (TSU), by default


1. SWINDELLS, Jack/HEO, Ji Hoon (MOR-M) def. BURTON, Kyle/BERNAL, Daniel (TSU) 8-7 (7-0)

2. CLIFFORD, David/MERCER, Nick (MOR-M) def. DANIELS, Joe/McCLAIN, Branden (TSU) 8-3