No. 44 Cal Poly men's tennis (9-4) defended their home courts on Sunday defeating both Saint Mary's and UC Santa Cruz. The Mustangs didn't lose a single match in the doubleheader, defeating Saint Mary's 4-0 and Santa Cruz 7-0.
Saturday's match against Santa Clara was postponed due to rain, but the Mustangs were ready to play on Sunday.
The dual match against Saint Mary's started at 11 a.m. at Mustang Courts. Saint Mary's won their only match of the day in doubles on court one where Damon Kesaris and Nash Vollenweider took down junior Josh Ortlip and senior Axel Damiens 6-2.
The Mustangs turned up the heat, defeating the rest of Saint Marys in straight sets. Freshmen Andrew Whitehouse and Roman Shenkiyrk beat Matthew Campana and Jackson Hawk 6-3. Junior Dominic Bechard and senior Karl Enander secured the doubles decision for the Mustangs defeating Matis Bot and Chambers Easterling 6-4.
In singles, only three matches finished before the dual match was decided in favor of the Mustangs.
Damiens defeated Easterling first 6-1, 6-2. Next, Bechard defeated Vollenweider 6-2, 6-1. Finally, securing the match, Stater defeated Bot 6-1, 6-2.
Ortlip, Whitehouse, and Noel did not finish their matches.
Cal Poly played their second dual match of the day against UCSC, switching out Whitehouse with Shenkiyrk on court 6.
In doubles, Ortlip and Damiens defeated Chad Stone and Ryan Dugan 6-1. Bechard and Enander also defeated Chad Le Duff and Floyd Penners 6-1. Shenkiyrk and Whitehouse did not finish their match.
In singles, the Mustangs swept the Banana Slugs and played every match out.
Shenkiyrk finished first on court six, defeating Penners 6-0, 6-2.
Damiens finished next defeating AJ Flora 6-1, 6-2. Stater defeated Dugan 6-0, 6-2. Ortlip defeated Chad Le Duff 6-4, 6-0. Noel defeated Stone 6-2, 7-6.
Bechard finished last defeating Magnus Ibh 6-3, 6-7, 10-3.
The dual match doubleheader boosted the Mustangs record to 9-4 overall.
Cal Poly men's tennis returns to action Thursday at home for another doubleheader against UTSA at 10 a.m. and Idaho at 2 p.m.