LYNCHBURG, Va. - Bridgewater opened its spring tennis season Friday evening with a 7-0 loss to Division I Liberty University. The match was played indoors at The Sports Racket.
Liberty swept the three doubles matches to win the doubles points and then blanked the Eagles in singles play to close out the 7-0 victory.
Bridgewater's best shot at victory came at No. 3 singles where sophomore Brandon Larsen took the first set from Dillon Segur 6-4. Segur bounced back to win the next two sets and the match 6-0, 6-2.
At No. 4 Egon Samaai downed Christian Lynn 6-2, 6-3 while Josiah Boda stopped Mike Cable 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 singles. Liberty's Sergio Mourelo finished off the match with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Robert Belton at No. 6.
The Eagles return to action Sunday morning when they travel to Fredericksburg to meet perennial Division III power Mary Washington. Match time is 11:00 a.m.
Liberty 7, Bridgewater 0
1. THOMAS, Shea/SAMAAI, Egon (LIBERTYM) def. STACK, Evan/LARSON, Branden (BC) 8-1
2. AZUERO, Jorge/SEGUR, Dillon (LIBERTYM) def. LYNN, Christian/CABLE, Mike (BC) 8-2
3. TUUS, Siim/VAUGHAN, Stan (LIBERTYM) def. HAWKINS, Pete/BELTON, Robert(BC) 8-0
1. TUUS, Siim (LIBERTYM) def. HAWKINS, Peter (BC) 6-0, 6-3
2. THOMAS, Shea (LIBERTYM) def. STACK, Evan (BC) 6-2, 6-2
3. SEGUR, Dillon (LIBERTYM) def. LARSON, Branden (BC) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
4. SAMAAI, Egon (LIBERTYM) def. LYNN, Christian (BC) 6-2, 6-3
5. BODA, Josiah (LIBERTYM) def. CABLE, Mike (BC) 6-1, 6-2
6. MOURELO, Sergio (LIBERTYM) def. Belton, Robert (BC) 6-0, 6-0