Crusaders Down Puerto Rico-Humacao

Jesse Faulkner competes for the Capital men's tennis team on March 31, 2013, against Central State at the Capital Tennis Courts. (Andrea Kjerrumgaard photo).
Jesse Faulkner competes for the Capital men's tennis team on March 31, 2013, against Central State at the Capital Tennis Courts. (Andrea Kjerrumgaard photo).

 

The Capital University men's tennis team moved to 1-1 on its spring break trip Tuesday with an 8-1 victory over host Puerto Rico-Humacao.

 

The Crusaders (2-2 overall) swept all three doubles matches and won five of six in singles play, including a pair of three-set contests.

 

In singles play, freshman Beau Streety (Tuscon, Ariz.), sophomores Jared Judson (Dublin, Ohio) and Jesse Faulkner (Columbus, Ohio) each posted straight-set wins. Streety registered a 6-2, 6-4 triumph at No. 4, while Judson posted a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the fifth position. Faulkner rounded out the lineup at No. 6, defeating Sergio Martinez 7-5, 6-0.

 

Sophomore Luke Buchanan (Westerville, Ohio) and freshman Dale Booher (Hartville, Ohio) each overcame first-set losses to claim victory. Buchanan knocked off Paul Moctezuma at the No. 1 spot 4-6, 7-5, 1-0, while Booher defeated Joseph Montanez at the third slot 6-7, 6-0, 1-0.

 

Buchanan and Booher joined forces at No. 1 doubles to record an 8-5 pro-set win. Judson and sophomore Gian Carlo DiMichelangelo (Westerville, Ohio) combined for an 8-2 triumph at the third doubles spot.

 

Capital wraps up its spring break trip Thursday in Puerto Rico against Augustana (Ill.). First serve is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

 

See below for full meet results.

 

Doubles:

1 – Luke Buchanan/Dale Booher (CAP) d. Joseph Montanez/Christian Ortega 8-5

2 – Spencer Walter/Beau Streety (CAP) d. Paul Moctezuma/Alejandro Jimenez 8-3

3 – Jared Judson/Gian Carlo DiMichelangelo (CAP) d. Hector Apunte/Sergio Martinez 8-2

 

Singles:

1 – Buchanan (CAP) d. Moctezuma 4-6, 7-5, 1-0

2 – Jimenez (UPR) d. Walter 6-1, 6-3

3 – Booher (CAP) d. Montanez 6-7, 6-0, 1-0

4 – Streety (CAP) d. Ortega 6-2, 6-4

5 – Judson (CAP) d. Aponte 6-1, 6-0

6 – Jesse Faulkner (CAP) d. Martinez 7-5, 6-0