Vaval’s Eagles getting stronger

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Vaval’s Eagles getting stronger
Nesbert Vaval
Nesbert Vaval

The Asbury University Eagles men’s tennis team (8-1) traveled to nearby Georgetown (Kentucky) College on Wednesday afternoon and returned home with a convincing win.

The win, a 9-0 complete sweep, capped off an already gorgeous day in the Bluegrass State.

“For the most part today we had a clean performance,” head coach Jarred Miller said of the team’s overall play. “This is a team that I don’t think we had ever beaten and last time we played them we lost to them 7-2.”

In fact the last time the Eagles did match up against the Tigers was back in April 2012, a match they lost 7-2, as Miller had recalled. Wednesday, however, the match played to a different tune.

Doubles competition started with three familiar pairings for the Eagles. Daniel Harris was back in the lineup, following a short injury layoff. He teamed up with Desruisseaux, Saint Lucia native Nesbert Vaval to polish off a doubles sweep, winning 8-2 over AJ Berk and Ryan Abell.

During the singles session, the team didn’t let up. They, too, swept all six matches. Playing at number 5, Vaval beat Berk 6-3, 6-0.

“There is a great deal to be proud of for this team right now,” said coach Miller. “I hope we get the opportunity to prove what we are capable of doing against stronger teams as so many of our ranked opponents keep getting canceled and postponed for weather.”

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