Ninth-Ranked Tiger Men's Tennis Falls to Top-Ranked Emory

Ninth-Ranked Tiger Men's Tennis Falls to Top-Ranked Emory

St. Peter, Minnesota - Trinity's men's tennis team fell 7-2 against top-ranked Emory University at the ITA Indoor National Championships on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers, ranked ninth nationally, took two out of three doubles matches to start the day, but couldn't pull off any victories in singles - despite going to a third set in three of them.

Emory won No. 1 doubles 8-6 to start the match, then saw Trinity pull off an 8-4 win by Nicolas Moreno and Aaron Skinner at the No. 2 spot.  Connor Dunn and Greg Haugen then finished the doubles with an 8-6 win at No. 3.

Trinity wasn't able to hang on to the momentum, though, as Emory quickly tied the game with a straight-set victory at No. 3 singles.  Skinner then won the opening set 7-6 from the top position, but Emory's Eric Halpern rallied to win 6-3, 6-3 and put Emory ahead 3-2. 

Haugen fell shortly after in similar fashion, winning the opening set 7-5, but losing 1-6, 5-7 in the next two.  Emory clinched with a straight-set win at No. 4 singles, and Mayer then fell 2-6, 6-1, 10-8 at No. 5 singles.  

Trinity will face Cal Lutheran University in the Third Place Match tomorrow morning.  Emory advances to tomorrow's Championship Match.