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Golden Eagles get clean sweep of Govs, 7-0

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Sophomore Dean O'Brien remains undefeated in the conference this spring as the Tennessee Tech men's tennis team picked up the clean sweep of Austin Peay, 7-0. The win marked the 11th win in a row over the Govs dating back to 1999 and the 15th in the past 16th.

"The guys played well today," said coach Dan Silverstein. "They played every point like it was the most important and the scores show that."
Tech won the doubles point winning all three matches. O'Brien and fellow sophomore Josh Girling picked up the 8-5 win over Leonardo Locatelli and Lucas DeBrito at the top spot.

Number two and three doubles werent as close as the duo of Mario Gutierrez and Alex Chen downed Renan Bezerra and Francisco La Puente, 8-1 while the freshmen team of Oscar Pachon and Justin Kirstein defeated Dusty Brady and Bret Shaw by the identical score, 8-1.

Singles picked up right where doubles left off for the Golden Eagles.

O'Brien won in straight sets over Loactell, 6-4, 7-6 (1) at number one while Girling moved up to number two and picked up the win over De Brito, 7-6 (0), 6-0.

Gutierrez earned the straight sets win at number six with a "double-bagel" over Brady, 6-0, 6-0.

Singles competition
1. O'BRIEN, Dean (TTUM) def. LOCATELLI, Leonardo (APSUM) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
2. GIRLING, Josh (TTUM) def. DE BRITO, Lucas (APSUM) 7-6 (7-0), 6-0
3. CHEN, Alex (TTUM) def. BEZERRA, Renan (APSUM) 6-0, 6-2
4. KIRSTEIN, Justin (TTUM) def. LA PUENTE, Francisco (APSUM) 6-1, 6-0
5. PACHON, Oscar (TTUM) def. SHAW, Bret (APSUM) 6-3, 6-3
6. GUTIERREZ, Mario (TTUM) def. BRADY, Dusty (APSUM) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. O'BRIEN, Dean/GIRLING, Josh (TTUM) def. DE BRITO, Lucas/LOCATELLI, Leonardo (APSUM) 8-5
2. GUTIERREZ, Mario/CHEN, Alex (TTUM) def. LA PUENTE, Francisco/BEZERRA, Renan (APSUM) 8-1
3. PACHON, Oscar/KIRSTEIN, Justin (TTUM) def. SHAW, Bret/BRADY, Dusty (APSUM) 8-1
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 April 2009 )