GAMBIER, Ohio – The Capital University men's tennis team dropped its Monday evening road match to the Lords of Kenyon College. The Crusaders fell, 8-1, and are now 6-8 overall on the year.
All three Capital doubles teams split the first two points of their respective matches, but the nationally-ranked Lords pull away for big wins in two of three flights. The duo of seniors Luke Buchanan (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) and Jared Judson (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) outlasted the Kenyon pair of Weston Noall and Ben Gefland, 8-6.
The win allowed Capital to trail just 2-1 heading into singles play, where Kenyon asserted itself by sweeping through all six matches. The Crusaders battled, but no player posted more than two points in a given set.
Kenyon entered the matched ranked No. 18 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
Capital is scheduled to jump back into conference play with its fourth straight road match, this time at Muskingum University. The Fightin' Muskies and Crusaders will square up on Wednesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. in New Concord, Ohio.