Tennis falls to Spring Arbor

Tennis falls to Spring Arbor


Staff Writer

Tuesday’s Crossroads League tennis matches at Spring Arbor University’s Jones Tennis Complex belonged to the SAU men and women, as the Goshen College women went down in a 9-0 sweep, while the men gave the Cougars a scare in a close 5-4 match.

The Maple Leafs got strong plays from Kendra Lozano and Chloe Woodward, both sophomores, at no. 2 doubles. Lozano and Woodward stayed competitive throughout, but were overmatched late, eventually falling in an 8-6 loss.

In singles action, Noemi Salvador, a senior, claimed three games in both sets at the no. 1 position finishing in a 6-3, 6-3 loss. Lozano also showed signs of life in her singles match, but was defeated 6-3, 6-1 at the no. 3 position.

Switching to the men’s side, SAU used a sweep in doubles action to seal the contest at 5-4. Kartikeya Sharma, a junior, and Juan Miguel Ciudad, a first-year, posted straight set wins while Eric Zuercher, a sophomore, came back from a 6-4 defeat in the first set to claim a win at the no. 2 position. Eric Cender, a senior, rounded out the scoring at the no. 5 position with a win by retirement.

With a match result down to the last match, GC’s Evan Beck, a first-year, fell just short at the no. 6 position in a 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5 nail-biter.

The loss dropped the men’s record to 5-4, and a three-way tie for fifth place at 3-3 in Crossroads League action. The women’s record sits at 0-8 and 0-6 in conference play.

The Maple Leafs men and women continue their regular season by traveling to Huntington University, with the women’s match set for 3 p.m. on Thursday and the men’s match at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

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