Men’s tennis takes down old rival

Eagles dominate Westmont to claim a convincing 7-2 victory.

Joel Ashor, Sports Editor

The Eagles traveled to Santa Barbara on Thursday to take on former Golden State Athletic Conference rival Westmont University. Biola played well in doubles and singles to pick up a 7-2 win over the Warriors.

In doubles, the No. 2 duo of senior David Garcia and junior Derek James fell in a close match 8-5. The No. 1 squad of junior Erik Martinez and freshman Edwyn Ramos fell 8-6 to give the doubles point to Westmont, but the tandem of freshmen Andres Meneses and Ian Nieh picked up an 8-6 win, avoiding a sweep.

Garcia claimed the first singles victory in the No. 6 spot, winning 6-3, 6-1. James followed that up with a convincing 6-0, 6-2 win. Meneses gained a victory after two sets as he lost the first one 7-5 and won the second 6-0 before his opponent retired.

Sophomore Quentin Lau picked up a narrow victory on the No. 4 court 6-2, 7-6. Ramos won at No. 1 by a score of 7-6, 6-3. Sophomore Logan Blair claimed the final victory of the match for the Eagles, winning in three sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.

Biola returns home on Saturday to take on Arizona Christian University at 1 p.m.

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