Saturday, May 03, 2014
The College of Mount St. Joseph men's tennis team completed its current season of play on Friday afternoon at home, falling to HCAC-foe Transylvania University, 9-0. The match, which began on Tuesday at Transy, and was moved due to inclement weather to the Mount's Tennis Courts, brings the Lions' 2014 spring portion of their season to an end, with the team compiling a 5-10 overall, 0-8 in the HCAC. Their eight wins for the 2013-14 campaign was one of the top win totals in Mount history.
The Pioneers, the third seed for the upcoming HCAC Tournament, were pushed at #1 singles by the Mount, which saw William Knoll (Cincinnati, OH/Turpin) win the first set, 7-5, but fall in set two, 7-6 and lose the tie-break. Knoll and first doubles partner Ian Rowe (Winchester, KY/George Rogers Clark) dropped an 8-4 decision, while teammates Kyle Haas (Jasper, IN/Northeast Dubois) and second doubles partner Tony Faillace (Cincinnati, OH/Elder) fell by just an 8-6 margin. Rowe also played well in his second doubles match, losing by identical 7-5 scores in each set.