#25 Spartans Fall Twice at Stag-Hen Invite

#25 Spartans Fall Twice at Stag-Hen Invite

The 25th-ranked Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team dropped a pair of matches to ranked opponents at the Stag-Hen Invitational in Claremont, California on Monday, losing 6-3 to both fourth-ranked Bowdoin College and 14th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.

Case Western Reserve dropped back to .500 with the two losses, falling to 6-6 overall on the season.

The Spartans fell behind early to Bowdoin in the opening match of the day, losing all three doubles matches.  The squad would make a strong comeback in singles play, claiming wins in three of the six matches, but it would not be enough to overcome the early deficit.  Earning wins against Bowdoin were sophomore Anthony Kanam  at third singles (7-5, 3-6, 16-14), sophomore Sam Concannon at fourth singles (6-4, 6-4) and sophomore Siddharth Rajupet at sixth singles (5-7, 7-6 (3), 10-8).

Bowdoin improved to 2-0 with the win.

An 8-3 win at third doubles from freshmen Neil Mabee and Jonathan Powell helped the Spartans get off to a quicker start against Pomona-Pitzer, but CWRU still trailed 2-1 after doubles.  In singles play, freshman Matthew Chen picked up a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6) win at second singles and Concannon claimed his second victory of the day with a 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(4) triumph at fourth singles, en route to the team's 6-3 setback.

Pomona-Pitzer raised its record to 8-3 with the victory.

The Spartans will wrap-up play at the Stag-Hen Invite at noon eastern time against Swarthmore College on Tuesday, March 13th.