Men's Tennis Capture Match Over Loras

Apr 13, 2016


DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque men's tennis team captured the victory over the Loras College Duhawks on Wednesday afternoon by a 6-3 score.

The Spartans claimed two out of three doubles matches to jump out to an early 2-1 lead. Matthew Sablay at #2 singles and Ranfer Hernandez #3 singles made quick work of their opponents with 6-1, 6-3 and 6-2, 6-3 victories respectively. UD's #1 singles Justin Castro and the Duhawks Jason Derby gave the fans in attendance an exciting match to watch. Castro lost the opening set 3-6, but would rally to win the second set 6-1. A tie break third set would be dominated by Castro who claimed the set 6-2. The victory gave the Spartans their fifth win, which clinched the match for UD.

Jordan Hamling battled to a third set to win #4 singles 4-6, 6-1, 10-2.


University of Dubuque 6, Loras 3
Apr 13, 2016 at Dubuque, Iowa (Loras Tennis Courts) 

Singles competition
1. Justin Castro (DBQ) def. Jason Derby (LOR) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
2. Matthew Sablay (DBQ) def. Ulises Hernandez (LOR) 6-1, 6-3
3. Ranfer Hernandez (DBQ) def. Sean Baldwin (LOR) 6-2, 6-3
4. Jordan Hamling (DBQ) def. Riley Michel (LOR) 4-6, 6-1, 10-2
5. Kevin Murphy (LOR) def. Zebulon Hill (DBQ) 6-1, 6-3
6. Neil Kane (LOR) def. Alvaro Blanco (DBQ) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition
1. Ranfer Hernandez/Matthew Sablay (DBQ) def. Riley Michel/Sean Baldwin (LOR) 8-2
2. Justin Castro/Jordan Hamling (DBQ) def. Jason Derby/Kevin Murphy (LOR) 8-5
3. Ulises Hernandez/Neil Kane (LOR) def. Zebulon Hill/Alvaro Blanco (DBQ) 8-4



Match Notes
University of Dubuque 3-13, 1-4 IIAC
Loras 7-5, 1-1 IIAC