Men’s Tennis Dropped Twice in Doubleheader

Pictured: Santino DiMichaelangelo (credit: Capital University Athletics)
Pictured: Santino DiMichaelangelo (credit: Capital University Athletics)

WOOSTER, Ohio – Capital University Men's Tennis had a quick turnaround from yesterday's match and an early morning at The College of Wooster on Sunday. The Purple and White played two matches, one against the host Fighting Scots and a second against Tiffin University. Both resulted in losses, leading Cap to a current 1-5 overall record.

Capital lost both of its matches on Sunday at The College of Wooster by 9-0 counts. The morning began by facing the Fighting Scots, and Cap fell behind early by dropping all three doubles bouts by counts of 8-1, ,8-1 and 8-3. Six of the 10 sets played in singles flights one through five were lost by shutout, but junior Ben Heiland (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek) put up a fight in the number six spot. Heiland won the opening set, but ultimately lost in three and needed a tiebreaker in the third to seal it.

The Cap doubles teams fared slightly better against NCAA Division II opponent Tiffin, but the first segment ended the same by falling behind 3-0 early. Senior Dale Booher and junior CJ Martin took the top Tiffin team to the brink, but fell 9-7.

Singles play against the Dragons did not sit well on the side of the Purple and White, with no player gaining more than one point in any set. Tiffin ran away with the match victory and handed Cap its second loss of the day.

Capital will now gear up for its spring trip to Orlando, Fla., where the Crusaders will play six matches in five days. The trip will kick off against Wartburg College on Monday, Feb. 27 where they will meet up at the USTA National Campus for a 6 p.m. match.