With the help of a sweep in singles action, the University of Redlands men's tennis team cruised to an 8-1 victory over Rhodes College (TN) in Thursday's non-conference showdown on Verdieck Courts.
Junior Brad Cummins (Rancho Mirage, CA) and sophomore Brysl Libao (Redlands, CA) took care of business with an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles to get things going. First-years Thomas Reznik (Belmont, CA) and Andrew Yip (Honolulu, HI) joined forces to take down their No.3 counterpart, 8-4, for Redlands' 2-1 lead.
Yip set the tone in singles with a dominant 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 6, before Reznik followed suit with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 4 to put the Maroon and Gray up, 4-1.
Sophomore Brysl Libao (Redlands, CA) battled to a 6-3, 7-5 decision at No. 5 to secure the clincher for the Bulldogs.
Redlands (1-2) competes in its third of a string of 12 home games by taking on No. 34 Christopher Newport University (VA) on Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m.