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The UTSA Roadrunners (2-3) clinched their first win of the season against the St. Edwards Hilltoppers (0-3) under perfect weather conditions on Saturday, February 8.

The UTSA Roadrunners used their home territory to their advantage by clinching 5 out the 6 spots in the singles courts, shutting down the Hilltoppers at the UTSA Tennis Facilities with a 6-1 overall defeat.

After dominating in their first victory of the season, sophomore Diogo Casa had great expectations for the team as they look forward to the long season ahead.

“I definitely have great expectations for the team; but the team is first before the individual victories,” said Casa after the match. The Brazilian Roadrunner came out victorious against Felix Blake with winning sets of (7-4) and (6-4).

The UTSA Men’s tennis claimed another win in their second match of the day, beating the Trinity Tigers at home with a score of 4-3.

Roadrunner Joel Rubio led the UTSA singles players after winning his match 6-1, 6-1 against Greg Haugen in the singles matches, while Roadrunner Yannick Junger defeated Aaron Skinner 6-2, 6-0 and Roadrunner Tomas Stillman did the same against Nicolas Moreno, winning 6-0, 6-5.

The Roadrunners won two out of their three games in the doubles competition against the Tigers. Doubles partners Diogo Casa and Yannick Junger and Joel Rubio and Tomas Stillman came away victorious with scores of 6-2, 6-3 respectively.

The Roadrunners capped off their weekend with two successive victories and will look to take on Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday, Feb. 14.

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