Men's tennis bucked by Santa Clara Broncos
BOX SCORE: at Santa Clara
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Northern Colorado
men’s tennis team suffered another defeat on Sunday, March
15, this time a 7-0 setback to nonconference team Santa Clara.
The Bears (2-13, 1-5) started the match off strong, getting a No. 3 doubles-victory when Andre Lepine and Clay Mundell defeated SC’s Charlie Burke and John Iwanski, 8-4.
The win was the Bears' first victory at No. 3 doubles this season.
Northern Colorado failed to win the doubles point, though, after
NC’s No. 1 doubles tandem of Adam Perez and Calix Van Lier
were defeated in a close 9-8 (9-7) loss to SC’s Jay Wong and
The Bears were then swept in all six singles matches, despite strong efforts from NC’s Andy Green (No. 5) and Lepine (No. 6).
Green made a furious comeback against SC’s Burke but
couldn’t hold a crucial service game in the second set and
fell 6-3, 7-5.
Lepine fought hard against Iwanski but couldn’t fight back from early breaks in each set and was defeated 6-3, 6-4.
The Bears will face Big Sky opponent Sacramento State at 1 p.m. Monday, March 16, in hopes of keeping their Big Sky Championship tournament hopes alive.