San Antonio - The 15th-ranked Trinity men's tennis team swept Hardin-Simmons University (TX) and East Texas Baptist University to complete its home weekend.
The Tigers had another strong doubles performance to start off the day's doubleheader and were able to jump out 3-0 to start the match against Hardin-Simmons.
First-years Jace Akagi-Okuma and Wilson Hamilton picked up their tenth win as a duo with their 8-1 victory at line two to get things going for Trinity. Wilson Lambeth and Jordan Pitts then earned the win at line one, and Lars Wiik and Tilden Oliver closed out doubles play with an 8-5 victory at line three.
The Tigers kept the momentum going in singles competition and quickly clinched the match. Lambeth was the first one off the court at line three with a strong 6-2, 6-1 win, and Akagi-Okuma clinched the match with a solid 6-1, 6-0 win at line four.
The remaining four Tigers were all able to come away with a victory, as Pitts, Hamilton, Oliver, and Wiik wrapped things up at lines two, one, five, and six, respectively.
Trinity got off to another great 3-0 start against ETBU after doubles competition. Akagi-Okuma and Hamilton got things going once again and picked up an 8-4 win at line two, while Lambeth and Pitts finished their match next and earned their 12th doubles team victory of the season with an 8-3 victory at line one. Wiik and Oliver rounded out the doubles competition once again with their win at line three.
Wiik was the first singles player off the court this time after his opponent retired early, and Lambeth was able to clinch the match with a 6-1, 6-1 win at line one.
Austin Crist, Akagi-Okuman, Oliver and Clark Rivers all earned two set victories to wrap up the match at lines six, two, three, and five, respectively, to aid the Tigers to their third 9-0 of the weekend.
Trinity will return to action Tuesday, March 27th to host Kalamazoo College (MI) at 4:00 p.m.