Men's Tennis Splits Saturday Matches at Home
San Antonio - Trinity's men's tennis team split a pair of Saturday afternoon matches, beating St. Mary's University 5-4, but falling to Oklahoma Christian University 9-0.
The Tigers won their sixth consecutive match by beating St. Mary's, but then suffered their first shutout loss of the season to OCU.
Against St. Mary's, Trinity took two out of three doubles points to open the match with a 2-1 lead, then split the singles matches to secure the victory.
Charlie Curtis and Ben Carroll earned both singles and doubles victories for the Tigers. Curtis teamed up with Aaron Skinner for an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles, while Carroll and Erick DelaFuente won 8-6 at No. 3 doubles. Curtis also won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, and Carroll took a 6-1, 7-6 win at line five in singles.
Arvind Fernando also won his singles match 6-4, 6-3 from the sixth position. Skinner forced his match at No. 4 singles to go three sets (4-6, 6-3, 3-6), but couldn't pull off the win in the end. Jordan Mayer also went three sets in his singles match, but wound up retiring 6-2, 6-7, 2-0 at No. 2.
Against Oklahoma Christian, Curtis was the only Tiger player who didn't fall in straight sets, as he lost 7-5, 2-6, 7-10 at No. 3 singles.
Trinity finishes its regular season schedule with a match against Hardin-Simmons University next Saturday, beginning at 10:00 p.m.