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Men’s Tennis Sweeps Hastings 9-0 in NAIA Opening Round | Lindsey Wilson


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Fernando Bogajo was the first player to finish in singles as Lindsey Wilson shut out Hastings.

Up next for the Blue Raiders is second-round nemesis Vanguard

NAIA Men’s Tennis Championship Central

MOBILE, Ala. — The 11-seeded Lindsey Wilson College men’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 win over No. 22-seed Hastings (Neb.) College today in the NAIA National Championships at the Mobile Tennis Center.

The Blue Raiders (19-5) advance to play sixth-seeded Vanguard (Calif.) University at 1 p.m. CT on Wednesday in the tournament’s second round.


Lindsey Wilson dropped just seven games combined in its three doubles matches en route to sweeping all three doubles points.

The Blue Raiders top tandem of Fernando Bogajo and Fredrik Graaner opened with an easy 8-1 win over Vinny Banda and Grant Nagaki to secure the first point of the 2012 national tournament.

Lindsey Wilson‘s Victor Saez and Marlon Dal Pont improved to 20-1 this season as a doubles team with an 8-3 win over McKay Inman and Kolby Matheny in the third-seeded match to give the Blue Raiders the 2-0 lead.

Fabricio Morales and Gilles Cornelis quickly followed with the third Blue Raider point of the day in an 8-3 win over Seton Bachle and Brian Freeman in the second seeded doubles match. With the win, Morales and Cornelis match Saez and Dal Pont at 20-1 on the season in doubles.

In singles, all six Blue Raiders earned straight-sets wins to clinch the 9-0 win.

Bogajo recorded the first singles win with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Banda in the top-seeded match. Bogajo improves to 18-5 on the season with the win — all playing in the No. 1 spot.

Saez secured the decisive point in the fourth-seeded match with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Freeman.

During the match, Morales won his 20th straight singles match to improve to 22-2 overall playing as the Blue Raiders No. 2 seed. Dal Pont earned his 10th straight win with a straight sets win over Hastings’ Chris Ondrey.

The win sends Lindsey Wilson into the second round for the eighth straight year. The Blue Raiders have struggled in the Round of 16, sporting a 2-6 record in their eight appearances in the round. Two of the six losses have been against Vanguard — in 2006 and 2010.

Wednesday’s match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT at the Mobile Tennis Center.


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