Hawks Tennis defeated by Xavier, 9-0
By: Blair Hooper
NEW ORLEANS – Hawks Tennis took defeat number four of the season Monday afternoon on the road against Xavier University, 9-0.
Hawks Grayson Jones and Arturo Liftshitz put up a fight to take a victory in the doubles No. 3 position, but came short of the win in the 8-6 match.
Colt Kelley also held to a close game against opponent Stefen Giles-Osborn. The Shorter Hawk barely took the defeat in a 6-4, 6-4 match.
Shorter will take the court next on March 6 on the road against New Orleans. Match time is scheduled for 2 pm.
XAVIER 9, #10 SHORTER 0
2: Steffen Giles-Osborn / Sean Richardson (XU) def. Cody Carr / Colt Kelley (SU), 8-1
3: Corey Huggins / Viktor Svoboda (XU) def. Grayson Jones / Arturo Lifshitz (SU), 8-6
1: Loic Didavi (XU) def. Romain Ferriera (SU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
2: Zach Taylor (XU) def. Arturo Lifshitz (SU), 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
3: Viktor Svoboda (XU) def. Florain Etienne (SU), 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
4: Steffen Giles-Osborn (XU) def. Colt Kelley (SU), 6-4, 6-4
5: Amir Rahbar (XU) def. Grayson Jones (SU), 7-5, 6-3
6: Sean Richardson (XU) def. Cody Carr (SU), 6-1, 6-1