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ST. LOUIS – Missouri Baptist men's tennis dropped a tough decision to Martin Methodist on Friday as the Redhawks defeated the Spartans 5-1.
The Redhawks, who received 50 votes and were just outside of the latest NAIA Men's Tennis Top 25 surrendered just one match to the Spartans. MBU's Drew Morris and Mike Rubinelli defeated Ramiro Vargas and Alejandro Yanes in a nail-biter, 9-8.
MBU's No. 1 Morris made it interesting against Vargas in singles as well. Morris dropped the first set 4-6 but won the second 6-2, forcing a tiebreak set.
In fact, each of the doubles matches were highly competitive as Missouri Baptist continued its upward trend in 2013.
1 Mike Rubinelli and Drew Morris MBU defeated Ramiro Vargas and Alejandro Yanes MM 9-8
2 Alvaro Morcillo MM defeated Ian Furey and Kirk Tass MBU 8-5
3 Daniel Emirzian and Farith Lozano MM defeated Conner Stevenson and Tanner Morris 8-4
1 Ramiro Vargas MM defeated Drew Morris MBU 4-6 6-2 10-6
3 Christin Arias MM defeated Conner Stevenson MBU 6-4 6-3
4 Alejandro Yanes MM defeated Ian Furey MBU 6-2 6-2