ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – —
The East Central University men’s tennis team came up short as Ouachita Baptist earned a 5-1 victory for the Great American Conference Championship on Saturday.
ECU’s No. 1 doubles team of Stefan Stein and Doyle Springett earned an 8-5 victory, but OBU secured both matches at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles while winning three singles matches at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5.
ECU, which ended the season at 8-7, earned a trip to the GAC finals late Friday night with a 5-1 victory over Southeastern Oklahoma State.
Ouachita Baptist improved to 14-6 in claiming the title.
GAC MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
OUACHITA BAPTIST 5, ECU 1
No. 1 – Doyle Springett/Stefan Stein (ECU) def. Helge Knuth/Marvin Muller (OBU), 8-5
No. 2 – Kenny Brasil/Ernesto Laborda (OBU) def. Julian Caminos/Victor Blasco (ECU), 8-6
No. 3 – Ramon Abatua/Marko Boskovic (OBU) def. Marc Fillat/Carlos Muro (ECU), 8-4
No. 1 – Helge Knuth (OBU) def. Stefan Stein (ECU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 – Marko Boskovic (OBU) def. Carlos Muro (ECU), 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 – Kenny Brasil (OBU) vs. Julian Caminos (ECU), did not finish
No. 4 – Marvin Muller (OBU) vs. Marc Fillat (ECU), did not finish
No. 5 – Ramon Abaitua (OBU) def. Victor Blasco (ECU), 6-1, 6-4
No. 6 – Teodoe Anghel (OBU) vs. Doyle Springett (ECU), did not finish