Martinez and Sablay Headline Tennis Trip to Orlando

Mar 16, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - Sophomore Arantxa Martinez finished 5-1 for the Spartan women while sophomore Matthew Sablay won all three matches for the men during both teams' three-match Spring Break trip to Orlando, Fla.

Both teams faced Calvin College (Mich.), Western New England (Mass.), and Bethel University (Minn.).

The women fell to Calvin, 8-1, Western New England, 6-3, and Bethel, 7-2.

Martinez won all three singles matches, including a three-set thriller, 6-7, 6-4, 10-8 in final match against Sydney Parkinson from Bethel. The IIAC Flight A Individual runner up in the fall teamed up with IIAC Flight C Champion, Marissa Joers, to go 2-1 on the trip at No. 1 doubles. The pair's only defeat was 9-8 after an 8-6 tiebreaker as they improved to 9-6 on the season.

Freshman Megan Ranney, coming off women's basketball season, earned the Spartans (1-13) other win at No. 4 singles against Western New England, 6-3, 6-4.

Women's Box Scores
vs. Calvin College
vs. Western New England
vs. Bethel

The men fell to all three schools by the score of 8-1.

UD (2-11) was short a player for the entirety of the trip and saw Sablay earn all three wins for the Spartans. Sablay won at No. 2 singles, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8 against Calvin and 6-2, 7-5, versus Bethel.

Sablay and fellow sophomore Ranfer Hernandez defeated the pair from Western New England, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles. Sablay leads the team with a 6-7 singles record, including 5-4 at the No. 2 spot, and 3-6 record with Hernandez, primarily at No. 1 doubles.

The Spartan men are in their primary season and will face both Wartburg and Luther at their respective courts in their next contests on Saturday, April 9.

Men's Box Scores
vs. Calvin College 
vs. Western New England
vs. Bethel