Knights X Out Musketeers

Feb. 8, 2014

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By Andy Seeley

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ( – The No. 68 UCF men’s tennis team faced Xavier University late Friday night in Bloomington, Ind. and came away with a 6-1 victory to remain undefeated in dual action so far this season.

UCF took an early 1-0 advantage by wrapping up the doubles point. Inaki Espindola gave the Knights a 2-0 lead when he easily dispatched Xavier’s Freddy Abunku. The Musketeers mustered a point when Mesa Mei defeated Matthew Gladstone at No. 1 singles. But that was the only time Xavier would light the scoreboard.

The Knights were victorious in the remainder of the singles matches to complete the victory. Amar Hromic took a hard-fought victory at No. 2 singles, while Chris Barrus and Jesse Flores each needed three sets to win their matches at No. 4 and No. 6, respectively. Francesc Aulina and Espindola both won in straight sets.

The Knights will now face Indiana Sunday in Bloomington.

No. 68 UCF 6, Xavier 1 – Feb. 7, 2014 – Bloomington, Ind.

Doubles (UCF takes doubles point)

1.Jesse Flores/Amar Hromic (UCF) led Mesa Mei/Jimmy Roebker (XU) 7-6, DNF
2.Francesc Aulina/Matthew Gladstone (UCF) def. Adam Krull/Michael Moe (XU) 8-5
3.Chris Barrus/Inaki Espindola (UCF) def. Matt Bishop/Zach Mueck (XU) 8-3


1.Mesa Mei (XU) def. Matthew Gladstone (UCF) 6-2 6-2
2.Amar Hromic (UCF) def. Jimmy Roebker (XU) 7-6(9) 4-6 7-5
3.Francsec Aulina (UCF) def. Zach Mueck (XU) 6-1 7-6(4)
4.Chris Barrus (UCF) def. Adam Krull (XU) 6-2 2-6 6-4
5.Inaki Espindola (UCF) def. Freddy Abunku (XU) 6-4 6-1
6.Jesse Flores (UCF) def. Jeremy Schneider (XU) 6-7(4) 6-0 6-3



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