Saint Louis University men’s tennis split a pair of matches over the weekend, with the 1-1 split giving the SLU men an overall record of 3-1. Both matches were relative blowouts. First, SLU dominated Quincy 7-0, not losing a single match and winning the doubles tournament. However, SLU then fell to Oral Roberts, 4-1, picking up only one match.
Against Quincy, the difference in team strength was evident. Every single match was won in two sets. SLU junior John Nogalski defeated his opponent in two sets while only losing one game. Sophomore Oscar Pachon achieved the same result, defeating his opponent in two sets while only losing one game in his match. Meanwhile, junior David Ferragut and junior Charlie Parry also recorded 6-0 sets in their matches.
However, the shoe was on the other foot when SLU played against Oral Roberts. SLU lost every singles match that they played, although both senior Paarth Dodhiawala and junior Juan Calero had unfinished matches. SLU did manage to win two out of three doubles matches, although those matches were closely contested 7-6 and 7-5 affairs.
Overall, SLU now has a record of 3-1 before their next matchup, which will be against Northern Illinois on Feb. 10. The match is another home match for the Billikens, and will take place at the St. Clair Tennis Club in O’Fallon, Ill. Afterward, men’s tennis will begin their conference schedule, starting with an away match at Dayton.