The Crusader’s men’s tennis team lost to Newberry College today at home, in an incredibly close match that ended with a score of 4-5.
The winning doubles were number two, Gabriel Altmayer and Timur Kamilou, and number three, William Ho and Guilherme Vasques. Both Ho and Vasques won their individual matches as well.
Several of the other matches were very close and really could have gone either way. Number one doubles, Jacob Rogers and Juan Carlos Aguilera, had a very tight match. Rogers and Aguilera were up by three and then lost 8-6. Kamilou lost in the third set and Altmayer went 7-5 and 7-5 in both of his sets.
The Crusaders had never played Newberry before and found them to be a formidable opponent. “ Newberry is a good school, they are ranked in the top 40 for NCAA division II schools” said Coach Mark Elliott. “They played well. We were a set and a half away from winning, but just couldn’t close it out.”
The men will be home again, next Saturday, to take on USC- Lancaster.