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@patriotstennis drops match to defending national champ

Friday, March 11, 2016

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The UT Tyler men’s tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday on the first day of the Stag-Hen Invitational which was delayed and postponed due to rain. The Patriots (10-2) will resume play in California at 11 a.m. (CST) against Kenyon at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

CMS, which is the defending NCAA DIII National Champions, took two of three doubles matches from the Patriots and is the first DIII team to top the Patriots this season.

Arthur Fagundes earned a 6-2, 6-4 second singles win for the only UT Tyler win in singles play, while Pablo Gomez and Joey Fischer earned an 8-6 third doubles victory.

UT Tyler will play another match on Saturday with that matchup to be determined by results against Kenyon.

Teams (in seed order based on 2015 Year-End ITA National Rankings)

  1. CMS (#1)
  2. Pomona-Pitzer (#4)
  3. Emory (#5)
  4. Trinity (#8)
  5. Kenyon (#10)
  6. Case Western (#14)
  7. Gustavus (#18)
  8. UT-Tyler (#27)

Schedule

All matches at CMS courts will have live scoring available online. Schedule is subject to change. Please check back in the case of inclement weather.

Friday, March 11

8:30 AM - Emory def. Case Western (6-3) - Box Score
9:30 AM -  Pomona-Pitzer def. Gustavus (7-2) - Box Score

9 AM - CMS def. UT-Tyler (7-2) - Box Score
9 AM - Trinity def. Kenyon (5-4) - Box Score

Saturday, March 12

8:30 AM - Case Western vs. Gustavus (PP Courts)
9:30 AM - Emory vs. Pomona-Pitzer (PP Courts)

9 AM - CMS vs. Trinity (CMS Courts)
9 AM - UT-Tyler vs. Kenyon (CMS Courts)

TBA - Final Round Matches (CMS Courts)
TBA - Final Round Matches (PP Courts)

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