Men's Tennis Falls To Tough DU Team In Season Opener
DENVER - In their first match of the spring season, the Northern Colorado men's tennis team was swept by a tough Denver University squad. The 7-0 defeat was not the way the Bears (0-1) were hoping to begin their season, but as head coach Tim Bearman explains, Denver was a tough match-up.
"Denver was a Top 50 team last year. That was a challenging first match of the season and the guys battled hard, but in the end, the [Denver] players played more effectively."
In doubles play, Ryan Edwards and Robbie Edwards (No. 2) won three games, but eventually fell to Yannick Weihs and Jens Vorkefield, 8-3.
In singles action, Calix Van Lier (No. 1) battled hard against Weihs, but lost the match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Edwards (No. 3) also put together a strong performance against Fabio Biasion, but a furious comeback in the second set fell short, as he lost 6-2, 6-3.
The Bears will be looking to build off the experience of playing a top-notch team, as they travel to Colorado Springs to take on the Air Force Academy Falcons at noon Saturday, January 30.