Men's Tennis Downs Birmingham-Southern to Reach SCAC Final
North Little Rock, Arkansas - Trinity's men's tennis team defeated Birmingham-Southern College 8-1 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday, advancing to tomorrow's conference final.
The Tigers are now 19-7 after the victory, and will make their 21st consecutive appearance in the SCAC Championship match. Trinity has won 16 conference titles, including the past two.
Trinity jumped out to a 3-0 lead after doubles, as all three Tiger teams won to start the day's action. Charlie Curtis and Aaron Skinner had the narrowest margin of victory in an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles, while Jordan Mayer and Ben Carroll had the largest margin with an 8-2 win at the third spot. All four players went on to win in singles as well.
Curtis took a 6-2, 6-3 win at line two in singles, while Skinner was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at line five. Mayer won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 4 singles, while Carroll took a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 6.
Max Frey also scored two points for the Tigers, starting with an 8-4 doubles win with Erick DelaFuente. Frey then won 6-2, 6-3 at line one singles. DelaFuente suffered a 3-6, 4-6 loss at the second spot.
Top seed Trinity will take on No. 2 seed Rhodes College in tomorrow's final. Rhodes has finished third each of the past three seasons, and the teams last met in the 2009 SCAC Semifinals - resulting in a 6-3 Tiger win.