CONWAY, Ark. - After defeating Hendrix 8-1 earlier in the day, the Austin College Men's Tennis Team squared off against an opponent they had not faced in several season; the University of the Ozarks Eagles.
The 'Roos would roll to a decisive victory over the Eagles, starting with a sweep in doubles; the second of the season against a Division III opponent. Granberry/Ambulo would find themselves with a 7-3 lead, but two breaks of serve by the Eagles would put the Line 1 tandem in a precarious situation. AC would close out the match with a break over Organ/Murray 8-5.
Singles play would finish as a second sweep for the Kangaroos that day, with only 1 match going to a third set. Cedric Ambulo, fresh off of his stellar Line 1 singles performance from earlier that morning, would drop the first set to Jacob Organ 2-6. Ambulo's baseline consistency would vastly improve in the second set, setting up his aggressive net game for a 6-3 victory going into a super tiebreaker for the third set.
After losing 7 of the first 8 points, Cedric would claw his way back, winning 11 out of the next 13 points, including the final three to win the match 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (12-10).
Josh Granberry would get his first career Line 2 singles victory 6-2, 6-3, and no Kangaroo singles player on Lines 3-6 would lose more than three games in their match en route to a 9-0 victory.
Austin College returns to the courts at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor following spring break on Saturday, March 19 at 11:00am.
Austin College 9, University of the Ozarks 0
Hendrix College Tennis Courts
Cedric Ambulo (AC) def. Jacob Organ (OZ) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (12-10)
Josh Granberry (AC) def. Dillon Murray (OZ) 6-2, 6-3
Will Crouch (AC) def. Bryant Ford (OZ) 6-1, 6-1
Jef Kubena (AC) def. Alix Tiegs (OZ) 6-2, 6-1
Daniel Oxenreiter (AC) def. Paul Jarvis (OZ) 6-0, 6-0
Jacob Morgan (AC) def. Aaron England (OZ) 6-1, 6-2
Ambulo/Granberry (AC) def. Organ/Murray (OZ) 8-5
Meendsen/Glasscock (AC) def. Ford/Tiegs (OZ) 8-0
Kubena/Oxenreiter (AC) def. Jarvis/England (OZ) 8-1
Austin College: 4-4 (0-1)
University of the Ozarks: 1-6 (0-0)
Order of Finish: Doubles (2, 3, 1) Singles (5, 3, 4, 2, 1, 6)