By Grace Murphy
The Franciscan men’s tennis team defeated Thiel College 9-0 in a match at Belleview Courts this past Sunday.
Junior James Scanlon and sophomore Travis Mistry played as the number one doubles team for the Barons. Scanlon and Mistry handedly took down their opponent 8-2.
Freshmen Benjamin Sabol and Samuel Sabol played as the number two doubles pair, playing in similar fashion defeating their opponent 8-1.
The number three double pairing composed of freshmen David Bourdelais and Callahan Hecton enjoyed a win by default since there was not a number three double team to play against.
The Barons continued their dominance in the singles matches. Mistry played as the number one single and beat his rival 6-0 in both rounds. As number two single, B. Sabol likewise dealt with his opponent defeating him 6-1 in the first round and 6-2 in the second.
Playing as number three single, Hecton kept up the Barons consistently strong game. He beat his opponent 6-1 in both rounds. Scanlon on the hot streak as well, winning both of his rounds by scores of 6-0 and 6-1.
Bourdelais took the number five single position and crushed his Thiel opposite. He won the first round 6-2 and the second round 6-0.
Junior John Palladino did not have a Thiel opponent for the number six singles match. Therefore, he won by default.
The Barons continue to have a strong season with a 5-1 record in conference play. They look to take on another PAC team, St. Vincent’s College, next on April 19th and versus Grove city on 22nd.
They hope to win out both of their last games to put themselves in a good position for the PAC tournament in late April.