The No. 6 Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team opened up the 2016 Stag-Hen Invitational with a 6-3 loss to the No. 1-ranked Emory University Eagles in Claremont, California on Friday afternoon.
With the loss to Emory, the Spartans drop to 10-3 overall and the Eagles improved to a 7-2 mark.
The sole win for Case Western Reserve in doubles came from juniors James Fojtasek and Phil Gruber. The third doubles team defeated Andrew Harrington and Alec Josepher by a score of 9-8 winning the tie-breaker 7-2.
Fojtastek accounted for two of the Spartans wins as he picked up a 6-7, 6-3, 11-9 victory against Jonathan Jemison at second singles. Senior Louis Stuerke scored the third win for the Spartans at fourth singles defeating Adrien Bouchet in straight sets, 7-6, 7-5.
The Spartans match against Gustavus Adolphus College ended scoreless as the match was postponed until Saturday, March 12 at 8:30 a.m. due to weather.