Men's Tennis

February 9, 2008

Tigers Fall to D-II Abilene Christian Saturday


Abilene, Texas– The Tiger men's tennis team, ranked ninth in Division III, lost an 8-1 decision to Division II's No. 15 Abilene Christian University on Saturday.

Trinity (1-1) defeated Midwestern State University, ranked 32nd in Division II, to open the season yesterday afternoon.

First-year doubles partners Bobby Cocanaugher and Cory Kowal earned Trinity's only victory of the match, winning 8-6 at the No. 3 spot.  Kowal also played No. 6 singles, but ACU's Hutton Jones won 7-6, 6-4. 

Oliver Gaines lost 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, while James Furr was beaten 6-4, 7-6 in the second position.  ACU's Luke Hawk defeated David Tran 7-5, 6-2 at No. 3, while Brian Joiner and Brett Proctor beat Varun Munjal and Crisanto Ramirez in straight sets at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Abilene Christian improves to 5-3 on the season with the win.  Next up for Trinity will be the team's home opener on February 15th against St. Edward's University.


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