Gents Tennis Stomps LeTourneau
Saturday, March 12, 2005



LONGVIEW, Tex.- By sweeping the doubles pairings and racking up three individual wins, the Gents nabbed their first dual-match win of the spring season over LeTourneau at the University Tennis Courts. Centenary used their depth and veteran talent to walk away with the 4-3 victory on Saturday afternoon.

 

The Gents had little trouble in doubles action as Russ Patrick and Arthur Okura downed the Yellow Jackets No. 1 duo, 8-4. Brain Roberts and newcomer Cody Andrews mirrored that performance as 8-4 winners in the No. 2 spot.

 

In singles play, Roberts kept up the pressure throughout the tightest match of the matinee, defeating Hunter Cippele in the top slot, 6-3, 6-3.

 

Patrick was also victorious in second singles, overpowering Jeremy Martinez 6-0, 6-3 while Okura notched his fifth season win dominating Zac Dodson in two easy sets, 6-1, 6-0.

 

The Gents look for another victory when the take on Alcorn State at home on March 25th at the Southern Hills Tennis Complex.  Doubles will begin at 1:00 p.m.

 

RESULTS:

 

DOUBLES:

1. Patrick/Okura (CC) def Martinez/Cippele (LETU) 8-4

2. Roberts/Andrews (CC) def Ehmke/Bartholomew (LETU) 8-4

 

SINGLES:

1. Brian Roberts (CC) def Hunter Cippele (LETU) 6-3, 6-3

2. Russ Patrick (CC) def Jeremy Martinez (LETU) 6-0, 6-3

3. Arthur Okura (CC) def Zac Dodson (LETU) 6-1, 6-0

4. Jim Albright (LETU) def Cody Andrews (CC) 6-2, 6-3