March 4, 2011

Men's tennis drops match to Weber State


GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Colorado men's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Big Sky Conference rival Weber State on Friday afternoon at Work Out West. The Bears are now 2-8 on the season and 0-4 in Big Sky play.

"Give the Weber State team credit," said Head Coach Tim Bearman. "They came out and performed well and they are an extremely talented group of guys. However, that being said, our guys competed and had opportunities to win almost every match. The scores really don't indicate how competitive the match turned out to be."

The Wildcats won all three doubles sets. The number three Bears team of Andre Lepine and Travis Day had the closest score, falling 8-5, while the number one and two teams fell 8-3.

Both the number three and number four singles matches were as close as they can get.

At number three, Jeff Carlson won the opening set 6-4, then lost 7-5 in the tiebreaker in the second set and 6-2 in the third and deciding set.

Michael Moya lost in straight sets at number four, but there was just one break in the first set and the second set went to tiebreak as he lost 7-5, 7-6 (5).

"All the way up and down the lineup the guys battled and left everything out on the court," said Bearman. "That's all I can ask of them. In singles, we should have won at least two of the matches, we just need to learn how to finish off these sets just like we do in practice. Today was a solid team effort and we will continue to get better as the season moves along."