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2013-04-03 After long layoff, ONU unable to finish off St. Francis for first CCAC win
Peter Jensen (2)

Sophomore Peter Jensen won his singles match on Wednesday (6-4, 6-0)

After long layoff, ONU unable to finish off St. Francis for first CCAC win

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 9:47 AM

JOLIET, Ill. — After 17 days off due to weather concerns and cancellations, the No. 21-ranked Olivet Nazarene University men’s tennis team took the court in their first conference match of the season. They traveled to play the University of St. Francis (Ill.) but were unable to get back in the win column, falling 5-4 to the Saints.

The Tigers (3-9) were without their number one singles player Julian Kurz (Stuttgart, Germany), but the team played tough without him. ONU managed two points in singles play. Senior Diego Gonsalvez (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) won his match (6-2, 6-0). Senior Camilo Giraldo (Medellin, Colombia) lost in a tough match [1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4)]. Peter Jensen (Yuba City, Calif.) won over Diego Mogrovejo (6-4, 6-0).

The Tigers responded in doubles with two more points but failed to get the most important fifth deciding point. Kurz and Gonsalvez lost a tough number one doubles match 9-7. Giraldo and Landon Williams (Erie, Penn.) won 8-3, and Jensen and Seth Perry (Jefferson, Ohio) won 8-4.

ONU will be back on the court at home against Lewis University (Ill.) on Thursday, April 4, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Results: http://web.olivet.edu/sports/Tennis/2013/USF.pdf