Men's Tennis

February 7, 2009

Tigers Fall to 19th-Ranked Abilene Christian


Abilene, Texas– Trinity's men's tennis team finished off its opening weekend of play with an 8-1 loss to Division II's 19th-ranked Abilene Christian University on Saturday morning.

Trinity (1-1) opened the season with a 6-1 win over Division I Prairie View A&M University yesterday afternoon.

Don Murray and Ben Carroll combined to win the only individual match at No. 2 doubles, taking an 8-6 victory over Juan Nunez and Hutton Jones. 

Bobby Cocanougher and Cory Kowal lost a narrow 8-6 match at No. 1 doubles, then Cocanougher fell 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 at No. 2 singles. 

Andrew Hoing, who teamed with Crisanto Ramirez in an 8-3 loss at No. 3 doubles, had the closest singles match of the day for the Tigers, winning the opening set 6-4.  After getting edged 7-6 in the second set, Hoing and Quenton Peterson-Paul played a 13-11 third and deciding set (won by Peterson-Paul).

Trinity will face St. Edward's University on the road next Friday, then will open up the home portion of its schedule with a pair of matches against the University of Incarnate Word and Texas Lutheran University.


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