NEW ORLEANS – The 64th-ranked Ragin' Cajuns men's tennis team defeated fourth-seeded UT Arlington 4-1 on Saturday at the City Park Tennis Center to advance to the 2014 Sun Belt Men's Tennis Championship match.
Top-seeded Louisiana (19-4) will face second-seeded South Alabama tomorrow at 2 p.m. at City Park Tennis Center. Live scoring and audio are available for the match on SunBeltSports.org.
The Cajuns jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the semifinal match after winning the doubles point with victories on courts one and three. Jake Wynan and Rick de Groot knocked off the 60th-ranked doubles team of Carlos Arbiza and Javier Perez at the No. 1 position, 8-3. The duo is now 11-3 on the year.
Hunter Johnson and Carl Alberton (UL) clinched the doubles point recording an 8-4 victory against the team of Daniel Armengol and Mario Muniesa on court three.
In singles, Louisiana increased its advantage to 2-0 as Edgar Lopez won in straight sets against Marek Pesicka on line one, 6-1, 6-4.
The Mavericks (8-13) pulled within a point after picking up a win on court six, but that didn't last long as Damian Farinola defeated Sebastian Erimicioiu at the No. 4 position, 6-3, 6-4.
Johnson clinched the match for the Ragin' Cajuns winning his 15th straight match this spring with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Muniesa on court five.