Mavericks fall to Sonoma in tennis
Three close losses in doubles and two third-set tiebreaker losses in singles led to the Colorado Mesa University men’s tennis team’s 8-1 loss Sunday to Sonoma State.
Sonoma won all three doubles matches by two games, with the Mavs’ Jordan Lyden and Andres Hernandez losing to David Hutton and Seth Stein 9-7 at No. 1 doubles. Sonoma won the other two doubles matches 8-6.
“Overall, we played great,” CMU coach Dan MacDonald said. “It was one of our better matches. We should’ve won one and two doubles. Three doubles was competitive.”
Lyden won the only match of the day for the Mavs, claiming a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Hutton at No. 2 singles. Brason Hollabaugh fell to Drexler Dy 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles.
“Jordan had another good match,” MacDonald said. “He should be the RMAC player of the week.”
Andres Hernandez split sets at No. 3 singles with Daniel Henke before losing a 12-10 tiebreaker, and Sterling Inouye pushed his No. 6 singles match against Jimmy Manning of Sonoma to a third-set tiebreaker before losing that 10-1.
Colorado Mesa has three RMAC duals next weekend in Pueblo.
Matt Weiss shot rounds of 70 and 73 and is tied for sixth place heading into today’s final round of the DQ Wolf Pack Invitational in Pueblo.
Weiss, a freshman from Highlands Ranch, is seven strokes off the lead and helped Colorado Mesa into a tie for second place with CSU-Pueblo at 580. Colorado School of Mines, led by Jim Knous, a senior from Basalt, who leads the tournament at 8-under-par 136, leads the team standings at 559. Knous shot rounds of 67 and 69.
Mesa’s Brandon Bingaman is tied for ninth after rounds of 73 and 71, eight strokes behind Knous.