EDMOND, Okla. – The Lewis-Clark State College men’s and women’s tennis teams ran into a buzz saw during their final matches of the regular season, falling to Oklahoma Christian on Saturday.
The Warrior men, ranked No. 21 in the NAIA, fell 7-1 to OCU, which is ranked No. 7. Oliver Sindayigaya picked up the Warriors only win in singles play by defeating Etienne Leite 6-2, 6-1.
On the women’s side, Oklahoma Christian, ranked No. 8, swept the No. 16-ranked Warriors 9-0.
LCSC will now wait until the final poll is announced on May 4 to see if both teams will earn berths to their respective national tournaments. As long as both teams are still ranked in the polls, they will receive automatic berths.
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 7, LCSC 1
Singles – Thomas Van Cauter, OC, def. Ivan Krijanto, 6-2, 6-1; Martin Poboril, OC, def. Zhia Hwa Chong, 6-2, 7-5; Renardy Guelfi, OC, def. Benjamin Robert, 6-3, 6-2; Oliver Sindayigaya, LC, def. Etienne Leite, 6-2, 6-1; Esteban Flores, OC, def. Cesar Uauy, 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles – Poboril-Leite, OC, def. Robert-Krijanto, 9-7; Van Cauter-Guelfi, OC, def. Uauy-Chong, 8-2; Flores-Chase Miller, OC, def. Tyler Oram-Sindayigaya, 8-4.
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 9, LCSC 0
Singles – Olfa Dhaoui, OC, def. Katharina Marsela, 6-2, 6-2; Maja Playsic, OC, def. Dorothy Chong, 7-6, 6-3; Maja Vuzem, OC, def. Ciara Schultz, 6-0, 6-0; Andrea Constantinescu, OC, def. Megan Smedley, 6-2, 7-5; Leila Keihani, OC, def. Elaine Lee, 6-4, 6-3; Vimbai Mawisire, OC, def. Barbara Snecker, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles – Djaoui-Vuzem, OC, def. Marsela-Schultz, 8-3; Constantinescu-Mawisire, OC, def. Samantha Teigen-Chong, 8-1; Keihani-Playsic, OCU, def. Smedley-Chelsea Gay 8-5.