GOSHEN, Ind. - The Taylor Trojans fell just short of picking up a road league victory on Saturday by falling 5-4 to the Maple Leafs of Goshen College (5-4, 4-3 CL). Taylor (4-5, 4-4 CL) sits sixth in league standings with two more Crossroads League contests left to play.
TU got off to a great start by picking up wins in the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions with Jake Herbruck and Alex Jung winning 8-5 on court one and Andre Danelli and Christen Jacquottet also winning 8-5 on court two.
In singles, TU scored a big, two-set win in the No. 1 singles slot with Jacquottet downing Eric Zuercher 6-3, 6-1. The Trojans also received a come-from-behind victory on court six with Jung fighting back against Evan Beck to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Narrowly, the Trojans missed landing a match-winning contest, falling in No. 2 and No. 3 singles after winning the opening set in both.
"It was a little disappointing that we couldn't pull out one of the three-set matches where we won the first set," said Coach Don Taylor. "But Goshen is a very good team, and it was a tough match and a good match."
The Trojans will be back in action on Tuesday against Indiana Wesleyan (9-0, 7-0 CL) at 4:00 p.m.
Goshen def. Taylor; 5-4
No. 1 – Herbruck/Jung (TU) def. Ciudad/Sharma (GC); 8-5
No. 2 – Danelli/Jacquottet (TU) def. Rush/Kanther (GC); 8-5
No. 3 – Zuercher/Weerasinghe (GC) def. Lo Cascio/Scott (TU); 8-4
No. 1 – Christen Jacquottet (TU) def. Eric Zuercher (GC); 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 – Juan Ciudad (GC) def. Salvador Lo Cascio (TU); 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
No. 3 – Kartikeya Sharma (GC) def. Andre Danelli (TU); 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 – Aritha Weerasinghe (GC) def. Jake Herbruck (TU); 7-5, 6-2
No. 5 – Lukas Kanther (GC) def. Stephen All (TU); 7-6 (4), 6-3
No. 6 – Alex Jung (TU) def. Evan Beck (GC); 4-6, 6-1, 6-4