SEWANEE, Tenn.--No. 22 Phoenix men's tennis dropped two out of three doubles matches, but bounced back for five singles victories to defeat Sewanee on the road to start the spring season with a big 6-3 win.
Sophomore Adrijan Hrzic started the comeback with a win at No. 1 singles over Ryan Olps. Hrzic dropped the first set, but responded with a 6-4, 6-1 win in sets two and three. German Suarez defeated Jackson Davis at No. 2 in straight sets and Hughes N'Goma won in tiebreakers in the third set over Noah Holsclaw at No. 3.
Jackson Vaughan won in three sets over Taiman Ramsey at No. 4, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3. Freshman Dainel Wessels lost 6-4, 6-4 in his Cumberland debut at No. 5. Dan Slapnik Trost bested Jax Harbour in straight sets.
"Very happy for the team and we learned that we need to keep working hard at doubles.”
The Phoenix will be back in action with a doubleheader against Austin Peay and Southern Indiana on Friday in Clarksville.