Troy Men’s Tennis Sweeps Pair of Matches

WALTON BEACH, Fla ( – The Troy men’s tennis team picked up a pair of 4-0 victories on Thursday, shutting out Mercer and Radford at the the Ft. Walton Beach Tennis Center.  With the two wins, Troy (8-10) has now won seven of its last eight matches, including each of its last four.

In the first match of the day, Troy won a tight doubles point against Mercer (3-11) as Pablo Moreno and Andy Lau won at No. 1, 7-5, to take the lead.  Troy then quickly grabbed three straight-set singles wins.

Mustapha Belcora got the first, 6-3, 6-3, over Anderson Scarpa at No. 4.  Moreno then won his ninth straight match, beating Arnav Mohanty at No. 4, 6-3, 6-4.  Hassan Ndayishimiye won his fourth straight singles match to clinch the win for Troy, beating Arsav Mohanty at No. 5, 6-4, 7-6 (1).

Troy grabbed the doubles as well against Radford (0-6), doing so with 6-2 wins at No. 1 and No. 3.  In singles play, Ndayishimiye got his fifth straight win with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Jose Moreno Manzano at No. 5.

The top of Troy’s lineup got the other two needed wins.  Giovani Samaha won at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-3, over Janken Thoen, while Belcora won over Alexandros Caldwell at No. 3, 6-2, 6-2.

Troy will now travel to Tampa where it will play in the South Florida Spring Break Tournament this weekend.  The Trojans will take on No. 16 South Florida and No. 75 Florida Gulf Coast on Friday, No. 65 UNC Wilmington on Saturday and then the nationally-ranked Bulls again on Sunday.

Troy 4, Mercer 0

Mar 10, 2016 at Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. (Ft. Walton Beach Tennis Center)

Singles competition

  1. Sam Philp (MER) vs. Giovani Samaha (TROY) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (9-7), unfinished
  2. Nicolas Guillon (MER) vs. Vaclav Slezak (TROY) 6-0, 4-6, 4-2, unfinished
  3. Pablo Moreno (TROY) def. Arnav Mohanty (MER) 6-3, 6-4
  4. Mustapha Belcora (TROY) def. Anderson Scarpa (MER) 6-3, 6-3
  5. Hassan Ndayishimiye (TROY) def. Arsav Mohanty (MER) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
  6. Fernando Guardia (MER) vs. Andy Lau (TROY) 6-7 (7-9), 6-6 (8-8), unfinished

Doubles competition

  1. Andy Lau/Pablo Moreno (TROY) def. Arnav Mohanty/Sam Philp (MER) 7-5
  2. Arsav Mohanty/Ruben Vanoppen (MER) def. Andre Baldo/Filip Mansson (TROY) 6-4
  3. Giovani Samaha/Hassan Ndayishimiye (TROY) def. Zacharie El Ayat/Anderson Scarpa (MER) 6-3

Match Notes

Troy 7-10

Mercer 3-11

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,3,5)

Troy 4, Radford 0

Mar 10, 2016 at Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. (Ft. Walton Beach Tennis Center)

Singles competition

  1. Giovani Samaha (TROY) def. THOEN, Janken (RAD) 6-1, 6-3
  2. Vaclav Slezak (TROY) vs. MEEKERS, Michiel (RAD) 2-6, 6-1, 1-1, unfinished
  3. Mustapha Belcora (TROY) def. CALDWELL, Alexandros (RAD) 6-2, 6-2
  4. Hassan Ndayishimiye (TROY) def. MORENO MANZANO, Jose (RAD) 6-2, 6-3
  5. Andre Baldo (TROY) vs. TAYLOR, Samuel (RAD) 7-5, 2-1, unfinished
  6. Francisco Yim Kim (TROY) vs. MANNEPALLI, Nikhil (RAD) 5-7, 3-3, unfinished

Doubles competition

  1. Pablo Moreno/Andy Lau (TROY) def. THOEN, Janken/MEEKERS, Michiel (RAD) 6-2
  2. Calum McKinlay/Francisco Yim Kim (TROY) vs. TAYLOR, Samuel/MANNEPALLI, Nikhil (RAD) 5-2, unfinished
  3. Giovani Samaha/Hassan Ndayishimiye (TROY) def. MORENO MANZANO, Jose/CALDWELL, Alexandros (RAD) 6-2

Match Notes

Radford 0-6

Troy 8-10

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