#14 CWRU Men’s Tennis Falls to #17 Trinity, 6-3

#14 CWRU Men’s Tennis Falls to #17 Trinity, 6-3

The 14th-ranked Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team suffered a 6-3 loss to 17th-ranked Trinity University at the Lake Eva Tennis Center in Haines City, Florida on Tuesday afternoon.

The loss dropped the Spartans to 9-4 overall, while Trinity improved to 6-7 on the year.

Trinity claimed wins in the first two doubles matches to finish, with Wilson Lambeth and Jordan Pitts besting junior Anthony Kanam and sophomore Jonathan Powell 8-6 at first singles, and Wilson Hamilton and Christian Settles topping sophomore Matthew Chen and junior Zach Hennessey in a tiebreaker, 8-7 (5).  The Spartans were able to pick up a point at third doubles, where freshmen Chaitanya Aduru and Aaron Umen defeated Matt Tyer and Arthur Zigman 8-7 (0).

In singles play, Powell pulled the match even at 2-2 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Tilden Oliver at sixth singles.  However, the Tigers were able to secure the team victory with wins in the next three singles matches to finish, as Lambeth beat Umen 7-6(3), 6-0 in second singles, Jace Akagi-Okuma defeated junior Sam Concannon 6-2, 6-2 in fifth singles and Pitts claimed a 7-5, 6-0 win over Chen at first singles.

Kanam picked up the Spartans' third win of the day with a 7-5, 6-2 triumph at third singles, but Cameron Krimbill rounded out the day for Trinity with a 3-6, 6-3, 10-3 win over senior Rob Stroup at fourth singles.

The Spartans will look to rebound tomorrow, when they face Austin College at 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Eva Tennis Center and Kenyon College, ranked 13th in Division III, at 7:00 p.m. at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.