Jan. 27, 2013
HOUSTON – After picking up the season’s first win on Saturday, the Lamar men’s tennis team was handed its first loss on Sunday, falling 7-0 to Rice at Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.
"Despite some of the scores today, I think we competed better in singles today," head coach Scott Shankles said. "We did a lot better top-to-bottom, but we're going to have to get better in doubles. We have some more work to do there as we get ready for next week."
The Owls earned the doubles point, winning on both courts two and three in 8-0 and 8-3 fashion. The duo of Rob Lee and Steven McMullen played a tight affair at the No. 1 spot, trailing 6-4 before the match was called due to Rice securing the opening score.
In singles, Trey Creysel was the first to fall, losing 6-1, 6-1 to Gustavo Gonzalez at No. 6 before Mikko Rajamaki lost 6-3, 6-2 to Tommy Bennett at the fourth position. McMullen, who was a part of four victories on Saturday, lost 6-3, 6-1 to Philipp Seifert at the fifth spot to clinch the win for Rice.
Elsewhere in the lineup, Lee dropped a 6-1, 7-5 decision to Jonathan Chang at No. 1, and both Carl-Philip Lindqvist and Bruno Snyder fell 6-3, 6-3 to their respective opponents. Lindqvist lost to Peter Frank at the second spot and Snyder to Adam Gustafsson at the third.
The Cardinals will return to action next weekend when they play host to Louisiana at Thompson Family Tennis Center.