COLUMBUS – The Capital University men's tennis team split its six singles matches but was 1-for-3 in doubles Monday in a 5-4 setback against cross-town rival Otterbein in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual match at the Capital Tennis Courts.
The Cardinals (8-3, 1-0) took closely contested doubles matches at the top two positions. Judson and Streety combined to defeat Jacob DeVore and Kendall Coffman 8-6 at the No. 3 spot to cut Capital's deficit in half at 2-1.
Freshman Dale Booher (Hartville, Ohio) moved to 7-4 in singles play on the season with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Ryan Shutt at the second singles slot.
Streety posted his team-leading ninth victory of the season by a 7-6 (8), 6-2 count against Coffman at No. 4. Judson improved to 8-3 with a 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3 triumph over Sam Lawless at the sixth position.
Sophomore Spencer Walter (Hilliard, Ohio) nearly gave the Crusaders a fifth point for the team win, but was outlasted in three sets by David Seckel 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
Capital returns to conference action tomorrow at Muskingum at 3:30 p.m.