UPLAND, Ind. - In its season opener Friday, Taylor men's tennis suffered a 9-0 loss to a strong squad from Cardinal Stritch.
The match started with doubles. Carter Perry and Chris Robbins teamed up at the No. 1 position but came up short by the score of 8-2. Jonathan Forte and freshmen Alex Jung, playing in his first collegiate tennis match, came roaring out of the gates to gain the early advantage, but the team from Cardinal Stritch went on to win 8-4. At No.3 doubles, freshmen Jacob Scott and Antoine Timbers were beaten 8-1.
In singles play, senior Carlos Guarin was competitive in his first outing at the No. 1 spot, losing 6-4, 6-3 to Florian Fresse. Robbins played at No. 2, but Jimmy Le of Cardinal Stritch played well to win 6-1, 6-1. After losing his first set 6-2, Perry was in a tight second set at No. 3, but one break was the difference as he fell 6-4. Forte, Jung, and Timbers rounded out the Trojan lineup at the No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6 positions, respectively.
Taylor (0-1) will be at Marian University tomorrow at 9:00 am for the Marian Doubles Tournament, where the doubles pairings will get the chance to establish further chemistry for the dual matches to follow.
Cardinal Stritch def. Taylor; 9-0
No. 1- Florian Fresse (CSU) def. Carlos Guarin; 6-4, 6-3
No. 2- Jimmy Le (CSU) def. Chris Robbins; 6-1, 6-1
No. 3- Ray Weich (CSU) def. Carter Perry; 6-2, 6-4
No. 4- Donnersson Penna (CSU) def. Jonathan Forte ; 6-1, 6-2
No. 5- Nader Murad (CSU) def. Alex Jung; 6-0, 6-1
No. 6- Alef Guimaraes (CSU) def. Antoine Timbers; 6-0, 6-1
No. 1-Wong/Weich (CSU) def. Perry/Robbins; 8-2
No. 2- Le/Watson (CSU) def. Forte/Jung; 8-4
No. 3- Guimaraes/Penna (CSU) def. Scott/Timbers; 8-1