The men’s tennis team competed against top competitors Seattle University and Air Force Academy last weekend. The Wildcats lost their dual match 7-0 to the Air Force on Saturday.
The only big win of the match was in doubles competition against Air Force with freshman Henry Adams and junior Marco Bensley. The duo defeated Mark Kite and Dillon Launius 6-4.
“Playing in Colorado Springs offered many challenges which we had to try to overcome,” Adams said. “The biggest obstacle we faced was playing in the high altitude, which makes the game much harder to play because the tennis ball flies much more in the elevation.”
The Wildcats lost all six single competition matches and its other two doubles matches.
The team then finally snapped its four-match losing streak, to Seattle University in a dual match, 5-2.
“I was really proud of guys in the Seattle match because we won the doubles point and everyone competed hard and it paid off with a victory,” Adams said.
The match was a close one throughout the contests as half of its six singles matches went into a third set, and its doubles matches came down to two points or less.
“Air Force’s team is used to playing in it so they had a home court advantage,” Adams said. “But in our second match against Seattle University we had adjusted well to the conditions and we used it to our advantage.”
ACU’s singles competition winners were Henry Adams, sophomore Nico Agritelley and junior Jason Proctor and Marco Bensley.
Winners in doubles were partners Agritelley and senior Guilherme Gesser, Adams and Proctor. Gesser and Agritelley’s match went into a close game as the duo won 7-6, while Adams and Proctor competed strong, winning 6-4.
The tennis teams will resume action, as the team will travel to Dallas on March 4 for a doubleheader against Colin County and Xavier University.