SAN ANTONIO -- The No. 10 ranked UT Tyler men's tennis team suffered its second loss of the season, falling to No. 8 ranked Johns Hopkins, 7-2 on Tuesday. In the win, Ryan Ybarra won No. 1 singles and teamed with Daniel Brown to win No. 1 doubles.
Brown and Ybarra continue their strong-run in doubles competition, defeating the Blue Jays' Nick Garcia and Noah Joachim, 8-2.
The No. 1 win would be all the Patriots would get, falling 8-6 in No. 2 doubles and 8-5 in No. 3 doubles.
In singles, Ybarra, the No. 17 ranked singles player in the nation, defeated Andy Hersh 6-2, 6-2.
While the Patriots could not win another matchup, No. 4 singles was a tight match, with Ryan Spencer narrowly falling to Erik Lim, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 1-0 (10-5).
Kevin Singer also lost a close game, falling 6-7 (3-7), 6-0, 1-0 (10-8) to Jensen Reiter in No. 5 singles.
The matchup with Johns Hopkins was the fifth match in-a-row in which the Patriots have faced a top-20 opponent, with UT Tyler going 3-2 in those matchups.
UT Tyler will now head to Wichita Falls to take on two NCAA DII opponents, Midwestern State and McMurry, on Friday, March 22 beginning at 8 a.m.