The No. 6 Case Western Reserve University Men's Tennis team dropped a 5-4 match against Irvine Valley College, the first match resulting in a loss during the swing of spring break matches.
The Spartans are now 10-2 overall during the spring season.
For the fist time in eight matches, the Spartans fell behind 2-1 after doubles matches. CWRU's win in the section came from the third doubles team of juniors Phil Gruber and James Fojtasek who defeated Bruno Figlia and Juan Puyama 8-1.
The Spartans singles wins came in straight-sets from Fojtasek at second singles and senior Louis Stuerke at fourth singles. After winning a tough first set 7-5, Fojtasek defeated Flavien Raveau 6-1 to give the Spartans a point. Stuerke outplayed Puyama 6-4, 6-3. Senior CJ Krimbill remains undefeated at No. 1singles this spring season for CWRU as he won his match against Sam Cohen who retired after the second set.
Up next, the Spartans will travel to Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in Claremont, California for the 2016 Stag-Hen Invitational will they will compete from Friday, March 11 through Saturday, March 12. CWRU will open up the tournament against the No. 1 ranked Emory University Eagles on Friday, March 11 at 12:00 p.m.