March 11, 2013

Eighth-Ranked Men's Tennis Defeats No. 7 Case Western Reserve

Redlands, California - Trinity's men's tennis team, ranked eighth in the nation, earned a 7-2 win over seventh-ranked Case Western Reserve University on Monday afternoon.

The Tigers improved to 7-8 with the win, snapping a two-match losing streak on the California road trip that began at the end of last week.  Trinity swept the doubles matches to open the day, and the momentum carried over into singles play, and the Tigers handed Case Western (12-1) its first loss of the season.

Trinity won three tightly-contested doubles matches, led by Erick DelaFuente and Jordan Mayer winning 8-5 at the top position.  Nicolas Moreno teamed with Charlie Curtis for an 8-6 win at No. 2, while Greg Haugen and Connor Dunn took a narrow 9-7 win at the third slot.

Mayer, Moreno, and Haugen all also grabbed singles wins for the Tigers.  Also winning in singles was No. 1 Aaron Skinner (6-4, 6-2), and the Tigers took four of six matches.  Moreno rallied with a 3-6, 7-6, 10-5 win in one of two three-set matches on the day.  

Trinity finishes off its road trip tomorrow against Carnegie Mellon University in Claremont, California.  The match is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., and will be the final match for the Tigers until March 20.

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