MOBILE, Ala. – Campbellsville men's tennis dropped both pool play matches Tuesday to open the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Championships at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.
The Tigers fell 5-1 to McMurry University and 5-0 to Palm Beach Atlantic University to eliminate their chances from advancing to Thursday's national semifinals.
"The guys played tough today and the scores don't reflect how close the matches were," said Kyle Caven, CU head coach. "If played out, both matches would have been extremely close. We competed well but just came up short today."
Sebastian Marot was the only Tiger to win a singles match during the day, beating McMurry's Chris Breaux, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 2 singles. Alejandro Soriano was on pace for a win at No. 1 singles and Parker Jones had an edge at No. 4 singles when the match was decided.
During the afternoon match, Palm Beach Atlantic swept CU in doubles just as McMurry did and quickly put away wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles to clinch the win. Soriano was battling in a pro set tie breaker at No. 1 singles and Marot was on his way to forcing a tie breaker at No. 2 singles.
McMurry and Palm Beach Atlantic both swept the day with wins over CU and Indiana Wesleyan University to clinch their spot in the NCCAA Men's Tennis Championships semifinals.
Campbellsville (14-10) will close its season Wednesday with a 10 a.m. match against Indiana Wesleyan in the final NCCAA pool play match.