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USF head coach Cole Twitchell was all smiles Saturday after his team extended its winning streak to four matches.
USF head coach Cole Twitchell was all smiles Saturday after his team extended its winning streak to four matches.
Men's Tennis - Sat, Apr. 9, 2011

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. --- University of St. Francis continued its late-season charge with two more victories on Saturday - 7-2 over Ashford University (IA) and 8-1 opposite Purdue University Calumet - giving the Saints four straight wins and five victories in their last six matches.

The wins boosted USF's overall record to 7-10 on the season.

Seniors Jakub Szymanski (Bethany College, KS/Poznan, Poland) and Jacob Quigley (Saint Xavier University/Joliet Catholic Academy/Joliet, IL) and freshman Mark Zubov (St. Petersburg H.S./St. Petersburg, Russia) all authored perfect 4-0 records on the day.

Zubov won a pair of decisions at No. 1 singles before teaming up at No. 2 doubles with senior Erick Dobrzynski (Moraine Valley Community College/Justice, IL) in the first match and sophomore Andres Stecher (Pestalozzi H.S./Buenos Aires, Argentina) in the second.

Quigley and Szymanski paired up for 8-4 and 8-2 wins at No. 1 doubles before separating to win their No. 3 and 2 singles matches, respectively.

Stecher was also perfect on the day (3-0) adding two wins at No. 4 singles to go along with his No. 2 doubles win with Zubov.

Dobrzynski's other victory came at No. 5 singles in the match against Ashford, while junior Eddie Semik (Marian Catholic H.S./Park Forest, IL) posted the other singles win in the same fifth spot in the second match.

Also in the match against Purdue Calumet, freshman Zach Mullady (Kankakee H.S./Kankakee, IL) and senior Matt Nosbisch (Metamora H.S./Metamora, IL) combined to win their first match as a twosome in the No. 3 slot, 8-0.

The Saints battle NCAA II Lewis University on Tuesday in Romeoville at 1 p.m.