By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University freshman Graeme Green won his fifth straight singles match, but the Crusaders were unable to topple the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern University. ONU dispatched Capital, 8-1, at Scarborough East Racquet Club on Monday afternoon.
Ohio Northern (8-6, 2-1 OAC) took all three doubles points to begin the match, though the Crusaders nearly stole a point from the Polar Bears in the top flight. C.J. Martin and Santino DiMichaelangelo took Hoang Do and Vihn Thai to the brink but lost in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-4).
Capital did not fare well in singles play with the exception of freshman Graeme Green (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany), who captured Capital's lone point and continued his singles winning streak.
Green, battling out of the number two spot in the Capital lineup, continued his strong run out of the gate with a victory over Do, 6-0, 6-1. He has now won five straight singles matches, all coming after he joined the team and began play this spring.
Three additional singles matches went three sets, including Martin, DiMichaelangelo and Ben Heiland's losses. Martin and DiMichaelangelo both lost their respective matches in super tiebreaks, both by scores of 10-7.
Capital (2-5, 0-2 OAC) will be back in action on Wednesday afternoon against Muskingum University. The Muskies and Crusaders will compete at Zanesville High School and begin play at 4 p.m.