By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
CEDARVILLE, Ohio – The Capital University men's tennis team took on a tall task its first match of the 2017-18 season at NCAA Division II Cedarville University on Wednesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets defended the Johnson-Murdoch Tennis Complex successfully, delivering a 9-0 loss to the Crusaders in its first action.
Capital (0-1) brought in a short lineup and sacrificed two points off the bat, one in doubles and one in singles.
In their first action, senior C.J. Martin paired with junior John Roberts to form the top doubles team. They fell to Matt Brumbaugh and Jonathan Class, 8-2. Cap's second doubles team was comprised of seniors Santino DiMichaelangelo and Hunter Walker, which lost 8-0 to Alex Totten and Ryan Cvammen.
Cedarville won all five singles matches played, though Roberts and Walter gave chase in their respective matches. Roberts, stationed at number three singles, challenged Class in the first set, 6-3, but dropped the second, 6-1. After being shut out in the first, Walter came back and took three points from Cvammen but ultimately succumbed to him in two sets.
Capital will continue its short fall season with another road match against Franciscan University on Saturday, Oct. 7 with a 12 noon first service.