Tuesday afternoon, Crusader tennis fought hard against King College at home and fell short in the end.
The team started out strong, winning their first two sets of doubles and singles. The third set of singles was close, but came up short with a final score of 6-4. Timur Kamilov (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) performed well, unsurprisingly, winning his sets in both singles and doubles. Kesha Sedov (Moscow, Russia) also had a great night, winning both of his single and double sets. "Those two players carried the team for this match They were responsible for three of our wins." Said Head Coach Mark Elliot. "We played a very close and a very tight match." The men's team was also missing two of their lead players for this match, Luis Campos (Sao Paulo, Brazil), who is still dealing with a sprained ankle from last week's match, and Thomas Kurhajec (Zilina, Slovaki), who has been dealing with a heart condition. Kurhajec was actually cleared by his doctor Tuesday evening, but not in time for the match. "I really could have used him for this match.",said Elliot. The men will get a chance to bounce back from Tuesday's loss on Wednesday at home against Roberts Wesleyan University at 2p.m.