March 9, 2013

Tiger Men's Tennis Beaten by Claremont on Saturday

Claremont, California - The eighth-ranked Tiger men's tennis team lost a 7-2 road match against the No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags on Saturday.

Trinity (6-8) played the third of five matches on its California trip.  The Tigers opened Thursday with a 6-3 victory over 15th-ranked North Carolina Wesleyan, then fell by the same score to No. 6 California Lutheran on Friday.

In Saturday's match at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center, the Stags started off strong by winning all three of the doubles matchups.  Trinity's Jordan Mayer gave the Tigers their first point, winning No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-1 over Alex Johnson.

Claremont took Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 6 singles, with the clincher coming in the second slot against Erick DelaFuente.  Charlie Curtis played one of the two three-setters in the match, losing 6-3, 1-6, 1-6 at No. 6 singles.

The last match on the court, No. 4 singles, was captured by Trinity's Nico Moreno, a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 winner over Alex Lane.

Trinity continues its road trip Monday by taking on No. 7 Case Western Reserve at 9:00 a.m. (PDT) in Redlands.  The final match of the West Coast swing is set for Tuesday, back at Claremont, as the Tigers meet 18th-ranked Carnegie Mellon at 9:30 a.m. (PDT).

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