(TAMPA, Fla.) – Walsh cruised to a shutout of North Central (Minn.) in its first match over spring break at the University of South Florida on Sunday afternoon. The Cavaliers improved to 6-7 while the Rams dropped to 0-5.
It was a dominating match for Walsh as it lost only nine games between doubles and singles action. Only two of 26 games didn't go the Cavaliers' way in doubles. Pablo Cabezon (Jr., Santander, Spain/Calasanz Collegue) and Ross Whittaker (So., Massillon, OH/Lake) controlled first doubles from start to finish with an 8-0 shutout. The teams of Alex Portelance (Jr., Repentigny, Quebec/Felix-Leclerc) and Jonah Carter (Fr., Maumee, OH/St. John's Jesuit) at second doubles and Jose Fernandez (So., Sevilla, Spain/Instituto de Educacaion a Distancia) and Tim Bruin (Fr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) at third doubles both won 8-1.
In singles action, Vasiliy Vidmanov shut out his first singles opponent in both sets. Cabezon and Whittaker equaled the feat at second and third singles, respectively. Iagos Lucca (So., Caxias du Sul, Brazil/Colegio La Salle Caxias) won 6-2, 6-0 at fourth singles. Rodrigo Garcia (So., Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Cesec Clemente Faria) and Heitor Adegas (Fr., Londrina, Brazil/Colegio Marista de Londrina) handled their opponents at fifth and sixth singles easily as well.
Walsh returns to action at Florida Tech on Tuesday at 1 p.m.