March 8, 2013

Trinity Men's Tennis Falls to Cal Lutheran on Friday Night

Thousand Oaks, California - The Tiger men's tennis team lost a 6-3 decision at California Lutheran University on Friday night.

Trinity fell to 6-7 on the season with the loss, which comes on the heels of yesterday's victory over North Carolina Wesleyan.  The Tigers are in the midst of a string of eight consecutive games away from home.  It also marks the second time in three matches that Trinity has lost a 6-3 decision to Cal Lutheran.

Unlike the first meeting when Cal Lutheran took the lead after doubles, today it was Trinity who jumped in front early.  The Tigers won at the second and third position in doubles, led by an 8-2 victory by Greg Haugen and Connor Dunn.

Charlie Curtis won in both singles and doubles in the match, teaming up with Nicolas Moreno for an 8-4 doubles victory to start.  Curtis then won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 6 singles for the team's only singles point.  

Trinity's Aaron Skinner and Moreno suffered narrow defeats in singles, with both players falling in a third set.  Skinner won the first set 6-4, but lost 3-6, 6-7 in the next two.

The Tigers continue the road trip tomorrow at Claremont, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  After a day off on Sunday, Trinity will finish the trip with matches against Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon on Monday and Tuesday.

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