Men's Tennis Falls 5-2 To Saint Peter's
GREELEY, Colo. – Playing outside for the first time all spring, the Northern Colorado men’s tennis team was able to string together two singles victories, but it wasn’t enough as they dropped their ninth-straight match, falling to the visiting Saint Peter’s Peacocks.
The Bears started the morning at the Butler-Hancock Tennis Courts dropping the doubles point, but rebounded quickly as both sophomore Calix Van Lier and Robbie Lane had thrilling wins.
Van Lier won in straight sets at number one singles in convincing fashion, winning 6-1, 6-0 for his first win of the spring.
Lane also won at number three singles in straight sets, but needing the tiebreaker in the second for the 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) victory, also his first of the spring season.
Conor Buchanan and Andrew Muskoya went the distance at the fourth ladder position as Muskoya pulled out the three-set victory in a tiebreaker. Muskoya won the first set 6-4, before Buchanan battled back to tie the match at one set all with a 6-2 win. Muskoya then won 7-3 in the tiebreak for the victory.
“We had opportunities and that's all you can ask for at this level,” said Head Coach Tim Bearman. “It was good to get both Ryan Lane and Calix going with a couple singles victories.”
The Bears will host Mesa State on Sunday in a doubleheader with the women’s team beginning at 10:00 a.m.
“Our match against Mesa on Sunday will be a tough one,” stated Bearman. “I hope we can take some momentum from this match and continue to improve.”