COLUMBUS – The Capital University men's tennis team competed for the first time in more than a week Wednesday afternoon, showing no signs of rust in a 9-0 triumph over Mount St. Joseph in the Capital Center Field House.
The Crusaders (3-4 overall) surrendered just two games combined in doubles before winning four of six singles matches without giving up a game.
The Lions fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss.
Sophomore Luke Buchanan (Westerville, Ohio) and freshman Dale Booher (Hartville, Ohio) combined for an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles. Sophomore Spencer Walter (Hilliard, Ohio) and freshman Beau Streety (Tuscon, Ariz.) recorded an 8-1 win at the second position.
Buchanan continued his strong play in singles, downing William Knoll 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 1 slot, and Booher followed suit at No. 2 with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Kyle Haas.
At the third spot, Walter dispatched Ian Rowe 6-0, 6-4. Streety defeated Destin Lewis 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4.
The Crusaders begin Ohio Athletic Conference play this Saturday at Baldwin Wallace at 1 p.m.