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Firebirds Sweep to 9-0 Win Against Roberts Wesleyan

Men's Tennis 2017 Action Shots
Murillo collected the match winner at No. 4 singles.

ROCHESTER, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men's tennis team earned their 4th straight victory with a comfortable 9-0 win over East Coast Conference competitors Roberts Wesleyan, Saturday, April 14th at Roberts Wesleyan College Tennis Complex.

The Firebirds (8-6, 3-2 ECC) cemented their 3rd place in the ECC yesterday against Daemen, and will go onto the ECC Championships next week to face Queens (N.Y.).

However, with a job still to do on the court in their battle with the Redhawks, the Firebirds were in a confident mood as they took all three doubles matches to lead 3-0 going into singles play.

Once again, No. 1 singles saw Sebastian Mermersky with another outstanding performance as he took a convincing 6-2, 6-1 win to extend UDC's lead in the overall match.

The match was wrapped up for the Firebirds when Ander Murillo at No. 4 singles eased to a 6-3, 6-1 triumph.

Rok Bozic followed with a 6-2, 7-6 victory at No. 2 singles, and Alexis Baguelin who was involved in a tight battle with Jose Carillo but fought his way past the battling Redhawk to earn a 6-2, 4-6, 10-4 win.

At No. 5 and No. 6, Joisp Marinic and Marco Feligioni gave UDC the clean sweep with Marinic winning 6-1, 6-0 and Feligioni earning a 6-4, 6-2 win.

The Firebirds ended conference play this afternoon but will be involved in the post season East Coast Conference Championships, Friday, April 20th at Queens (N.Y.).