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Men’s tennis falls in championship match

The men’s tennis team battled but lost a 4-3 match to Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) in the championship of the NAIA Unaffiliated Group Tournament. The Saints finish the 2023 spring season with a 14-13 record.

Head Coach Dave Watts commented, “I couldn’t be more proud of our team. The culture that we have been building throughout the year came to fruition today. Every player brought everything they had. The three players who didn’t play brought an unmatched energy that we needed to make it as close as we did. Xavier is a top team in the nation, and we were right there with them. We came up a bit short today, but that’s sports. We made huge progress from the beginning of the season to now. This loss will only add fuel to our fire for next year. Let’s go Saints!”

Full results are on the Saints Athletics website.

Men’s tennis sweeps Loyola

The men’s tennis team won 4-0 over Loyola University New Orleans (LUNO) on Feb. 25. The Saints improve to 10-5 on the season.

Head Coach Dave Watts said, “The men played great today. We started off by winning the doubles and won line one, three and four in singles. It was nice to finish the trip with a win.”

Full results are listed on the Saints Athletics website.

Up next
The Saints battle Southeastern University in Lawrenceville, Ga., on Friday.

Men’s tennis upsets St. Mary’s 4-3

The men’s tennis team upset St. Mary’s University (StMU) 4-3 on Feb. 11. The Saints jump to 4-3 overall while the Rattlers drop to 5-1. Full results are listed on the Saints Athletics website.

Head Coach Dave Watts commented, “I was really proud of our men’s team. They got down early losing the doubles point but they battled really hard in singles. Johan Favelin, Kyllian Savary and Guido Picasso gave us big wins. It ultimately came down to Enzo Frequelin’s match at the third line, and he came out with a big third set win. The team did a great job supporting each other and brought a ton of energy. This was a great win for the program.”

Up next
Men’s tennis takes on Texas A&M University-Texarkana in Dallas on Friday.


OLLU men’s tennis program is proud to announce the addition of incoming freshman Julian Martinez. He will join the team for the 2021-2022 season.

Martinez is a native of El Paso, Texas, and will be majoring in finance. He recently graduated from Del Valle High School where he was the men’s tennis varsity captain from 2018-2021. Martinez was also student council president in 2021 and received the Conquistador Award in the same year.

The 6’1″ freshman plays both singles and doubles, and his athletic role model is professional tennis player Rafael Nadal. Martinez’s hobbies include fishing, cooking and reading.

The Saints men’s tennis team enters its 14th season for the 2021-2022 campaign.