Men’s Tennis takes down West Alabama Tigers during midweek matchup

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — TROY’s Men’s Tennis took on the West Alabama Tigers earlier this week.

Troy (5-0) won the doubles point for the fifth time in five matches this season thanks to courts one and three. Luciano Alcocer and Yeray Andres Pastor won 6-4 on court one, while Noah Martens and Benjamin Ambrosio clinched the point for the Trojans with a 6-3 win on court three; the Trojans improved to 19-1 the last two seasons when winning the doubles point.

Pastor remained unbeaten (4-0) this spring with quick work on court five, where he dropped just two games in his two-set victory. Ambrosio won for the second straight time with a 6-2, 7-6 (1) victory on court four and Carles Anton clinched the win for Troy with an unconventional win on court two. Anton dropped the opening set 6-1 but rallied back to win the next two sets, losing just three games in the process (6-2, 6-1).

Mario Martinez Serrano continued his dominance on the top court, winning 6-2, 7-5 to move to 5-0 on the year and 25-3 in his career during dual matches, while Vicente Arbelaez moved to 3-0 on the year with a 6-2, 7-5 win on court six.

Troy hits the road for a pair of matches this weekend with trips to Alabama State (Saturday) and Samford (Sunday).

Troy 6, West Alabama 1

Singles

1. Martinez, Mario (TROY) def. Lucas Hammond (UWA) 6-2, 7-5

2. Anton, Carles (TROY) def. Eita Ishikawa (UWA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1

3. Wilson Igbinovia (UWA) def. Martens, Noah (TROY) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 10-8

4. Ambrosio, Benjamin (TROY) def. Nuutti Jokinen (UWA) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

5. Pastor, Yeray (TROY) def. Vilislav Bonev (UWA) 6-1, 6-1

6. Arbelaez, Vicente (TROY) def. Federico Iturbe (UWA) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles

1. Alcocer, Luciano/Pastor, Yeray (TROY) def. Lucas Hammond/Eita Ishikawa (UWA) 6-4

2. Wilson Igbinovia/Vilislav Bonev (UWA) def. Anton, Carles/Martinez, Mario (TROY) 6-4

3. Ambrosio, Benjamin/Martens, Noah (TROY) def. Nuutti Jokinen/Federico Iturbe (UWA) 6-3

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,4,2,1,6,3)

Editor’s Note: The print version of this story was provided by Associate Director of Athletics/ Communications & Creative Content Adam Prendergast

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