The CCC men's tennis team suffered a diappointing loss at home on Monday against the Eagles from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. The Tigers dropped the dual 2-7 to the Eagles. The two wins came from the #1 spot. Tiger freshman Mark Gayer
continues to play well and impress. Gayer and teammate Dylon Neal
won their #1 doubles match 9-7, defeating OWU's tough Columbian duo of Daniel Nino, and Diego Kalach. In singles, Gayer defeated Nino for the second time this season in a third set tiebreak. Gayer won the 1st set 7-5, lost the 2nd 1-6, and then poured it on in the tiebreak winning 10-1.
The Tigers had a couple of other close matches that unfortunately just didn't go the Tigers' way. Jeff Szolis
and Ivory Washington
played tough but lost 5-8. Szolis battled in his singles match against the Eagles' third Columbian player David Aldonna but lost 4-6, 6-7 (3-7). Gunnar Kelly
also lost a tough 3 set match to the Eagles' David Dunn. Kelly won the first set 7-5, but dropped the 2nd 1-6, and then dropped the tiebreak 5-10.
The Tigers play again at home on Thursday against the University of the Ozarks at 1:00 at McPherson High School.