GREENEVILL, Tenn. – Carson-Newman men's tennis is shutout by the Pioneers 7-0 in Greeneville, Tenn. on Wednesday.
"I was disappointed in the way we started doubles," Coach Jim Frederick said. "Jesus and Dabdab had good, competitive matches but unfortunately we weren't close in anything else."
After doubles the Eagles found themselves behind 1-0. At No. 1, Gabriel Dabdab (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Rintaro Oka (Narita, Japan) put forth a solid effort against Gabriel Yaguar and Time Klee but fell 7-5. At No. 2, Hernan Toledo (Santiago, Chile) and Jesus Bacete (Madrid, Spain) dropped their match against Yago Fernandez and Jacco Mensinga 6-3.
In singles competition, the only ones who came close and took their matches to three sets were Bacete and Marc Bantel. At No. 5, Bacete lost the first set 7-5 but came back and won the second in a very close tiebreaker 6-5 (7-5). Ultimately, he lost the match after dropping the third 6-4 to Yaguar. Bantel won his first set handily 6-2 but lost the second 6-2. He played a ten-point tiebreaker and lost it 10-6 at No. 4 singles to Marco Meon.
Toledo took on Fernandez at No. 1 singles and lost 6-4, 6-0 while Dabdab played at the No. 2 position against Almeida but fell 6-2, 6-0. The two Eagles left were Oka at No. 3 and Ireno and No. 6. Oka went up against Vadzim Raitsou and lost 6-1, 6-4 while Ireno took on Paier and fell 6-3, 6-3.
The Eagles are set to go on the road again to take on Coker on Saturday at 11 a.m.
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