St. Peter, Minnesota - The 13th-ranked Trinity men's tennis team failed to turn things around in the second day of the ITA National Indoor Championships, as they fell 8-1 to 11th-ranked University of Redlands (CA).
The Tigers took to the courts looking to bounce back from Friday's loss, but they got off to another rough start in doubles competition. The Bulldogs were able to pull ahead quickly, as they picked up all three doubles points.
After Tilden Oliver and Lars Wiik dropped their match at line three, Wilson Lambeth and Jordan Pitts attempted to get the Tigers on the board at line one, but they eventually fell short (8-6). First-years Wilson Hamilton and Jace Akagi-Okuma also narrowly missed their opportunity to snag a doubles win, as their 8-7 loss gave the Bulldogs their third point of the match.
In singles play, Akagi-Okuma attempted to get things going for Trinity. His quick 6-3, 6-1 victory at line four marked the first singles victory of the match, but it would prove to be the only point for the Tigers.
Redlands was able to clinch the match with the next two singles wins at line five and one, but Trinity wasn't done fighting. Lambeth continued to battle in his match at line three before falling 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Pitts also dropped a close match at line two, as he fell 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 in a tough three set loss.
The Tigers will finish their portion of the ITA National Indoor Championships on Sunday.