Men Drop Close Contest to Berry
The Oglethorpe University men's tennis team lost to Berry College on Downing Howell Courts on Friday afternoon, 5-4.
Oglethorpe managed to win two out of the three doubles points but Berry rallied to claim four of the six singles matches to top the Petrels.
In doubles, Alex Biffle and Ross Beall (8-6) rallied from a hole to win their match and the combo of Bryan Bailey and Lawrence Sweatman (8-2) also claimed a point by winning. Playing together at the No. 2 spot, Masen Shreve and Brad White (8-1) were bested in their doubles match.
In the singles matches, the adjusted top of the order struggled with No. 1 Biffle (6-1, 6-1), No. 2 Beall (6-0, 6-1) and No. 3 Bailey (6-4, 6-2) all going down. White (6-1, 6-4) and Sweatman (6-3, 6-3) were victorious at numbers four and six and the match came down to No. 5 where Masen Shreve (7-6, 6-4) lost a heartbreaker.
The Stormy Petrels are now 8-6 on the season and will travel to Birmingham next weekend for a gauntlet of matches against SCAC foes.