Men's tennis splits home matches
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Colorado men's tennis team split matches by identical scores, losing 5-2 to South Dakota State before bouncing back to defeat Metro State 5-2 on Saturday afternoon.
"The men came out with energy and focus both days," said Head Coach Tim Bearman. "Saturday we were able to get the doubles point, which set the tone for the afternoon. All around I thought it was a good team effort today and everyone contributed to the win."
The Bears won two of the three doubles matches for the early advantage. Travis Day and Robbie Edwards won 8-4 at number two, while Andre Lepine and Michael Moya won at number three doubles by the same score.
"Andre Lepine and Michael Moya stepped up after an early break and took the match over by dominating at the net," said Bearman. "In singles, everyone battled tough, even the guys that lost played well and I'm happy the guys executed against a solid Metro State team."
Jeff Carlson, Moya and Alejandro Moncada won in straight sets at ladder positions three-through-five, respectively. Day lost the opening set 6-4 at number six singles, but bounced back to win 6-1 in the second set and 10-6 in the third set tiebreak.
At number two, Edwards dropped a heartbreaker, losing 7-5 in both a first- and second-set tiebreaker, while Ryan Lane lost in straight sets at number one.
"Hopefully, we can carry this momentum over to the last match of the year against conference rival Idaho State next Saturday," said Bearman.
On Friday afternoon, Edwards and Moya both won in straight sets for the Bears two points against South Dakota State. Lane and Carlson won at number one doubles.