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2013-05-07 ONU drops first match of NCCAA Nationals to Shorter 5-1
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ONU drops first match of NCCAA Nationals to Shorter 5-1

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 11:22 AM

MOBILE, Ala. — The No. 21-ranked Olivet Nazarene University men’s tennis team began their trek to the NCCAA National Championship with a match against Shorter University (Ga.) on Tuesday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. The Tigers stumbled as they only managed one point, losing 5-1.

Against Fresno Pacific (10-11), the Tigers (10-11) fell in three singles matches. Romain Ferreira defeated Diego Gonsalvez (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) (6-1, 6-1). Arturo Lifshitz defeated Peter Jensen (Yuba City, Calif.) (6-3, 6-1), and Colt Kelley beat Seth Perry (Jefferson, Ohio) (6-3, 6-0). Julian Kurz (Stuttgart, Germany),Camilo Giraldo (Medellin, Colombia), and Josue Sanchez (Morelia, Mexico) did not finish their matches.

In doubles, the Tigers were able to take one match, but fell in the other two. The No. 5-ranked ITA team of Julian Kurz and Diego Gonsalvez fell 9-8 (4). Camilo Giraldo and Landon Williams (Erie, Pa.) lost 8-5, and Josue Sanchez and Peter Jensen (Yuba City, Calif.) lost 8-5.

ONU will continue play in the NCCAA National Tournament at 2:30 p.m. against No.22 Campbellsville University (Ky.).