The Capital University men's tennis team competed in its first of three dual matches in Puerto Rico Sunday, suffering a 6-3 setback against the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, an NCAA Division II school.
The Crusaders (1-2 overall) took one of three doubles matches before dropping four of six in singles.
In singles play, freshman Dale Booher (Hartville, Ohio) recovered from a first-set defeat to win 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 over Mayaguez's Kevin Ramos at the No. 3 slot.
Sophomore Jared Judson (Dublin, Ohio) provided Capital's other victory at No. 6, leading Carlos Atienza 6-1, 4-1 before Atienza retired from the match.
The Crusaders continue competition on their spring break trip Tuesday against the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao at 10 a.m.
See full match results below.
1: Hector Irizarry/Fabian Rodrigues (RUM) defeat Luke Buchanan/Dale Booher 8-1
2: Spencer Walter/Beau Streety (CAP) defeat Carlos Bruno/Alodovar 8-2
3: Carlos Atienza/Kevin Ramos (RUM) defeat Jared Judson/Gian Carlo DiMichelangelo 8-6
1: Hector Irizarry (RUM) defeats Luke Buchanan 6-2, 6-3
2: Carlos Bruno (RUM) defeats Spencer Walter 6-1, 6-3
3: Dale Booher (CAP) defeats Kevin Ramos 5-7, 6-3, 1-0
4: Fabian Rodrigues (RUM) defeats Beau Streety 6-2, 7-5
5: Daniel Almodovan (RUM) defeats Gian Carlo DiMichelangelo 6-2, 6-3
6: Jared Judson (CAP) defeats Carlos Atienza 6-1, 4-1 (retired)