Oxy Men's Tennis Beats Wheaton

Oxy Men's Tennis Beats Wheaton

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental men's tennis team played solid tennis in a 7-2 win over Wheaton (Mass.) on Saturday.

Oxy's record is now 3-5 overall.

The Tigers are back in action against Principia on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Saturday: Occidental 7, Wheaton 2

Lucas Chmielewski was unstoppable at No. 1 singles, breaking his opponent with a solid forehand and an off-pace slice. He took down Jorge Aguirre Martinez, 6-2, 6-2.

"It's been impressive to see Lucas come in as a first year and consistently have strong wins at No. 1," Oxy head coach Rachael Manasse. "He came into the season very prepared and read to compete. His results are a direct reflection of that."

Chmielewski and Isa Kibira came out hot at No. 2 doubles with strong moves at the net, winning easily over Aguirre Martinez and Ned Roosevelt, 8-0.

Oxy won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles and won all but No. 3 singles, which was the toughest position in Wheaton's singles lineup. 

Cameron Coe played well at No. 2 and Isaiah Bird played well at No. 4.

As a group the Tigers improved on last year's result when they beat Wheaton just 5-4.

 Position  Occidental College  Wheaton College (Massachusetts)  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Lucas Chmielewski  Jorge Aguirre Martinez  Occidental College  6-2, 6-2
 #2 Singles  Cameron Coe  Jeremiah Ryser  Occidental College  6-3, 6-2
 #3 Singles  Ivan Derrick  Javier Esteban  Wheaton College (Massachusetts)  6-2, 6-2
 #4 Singles  Isaiah Bird  Ned Roosevelt  Occidental College  6-2, 6-2
 #5 Singles  Isa Kibira  Zach Strempel  Occidental College  6-4, 6-2
 #6 Singles  Vinny Bartholomew  Eli Trimbur  Occidental College  6-3, 7-6 (4)
 #1 Doubles  Isaiah Bird 
 Cameron Coe
 Jeremiah Ryser 
 Javier Esteban
 Wheaton College (Massachusetts)  8-5
 #2 Doubles  Isa Kibira 
 Lucas Chmielewski
 Jorge Aguirre Martinez 
 Ned Roosevelt
 Occidental College  8-0
 #3 Doubles  Ivan Derrick 
 Vinny Bartholomew
 Zach Strempel 
 Diego Garcia Anton
 Occidental College  8-2