April 23, 2011

Tigers Top Petrels in SCAC Semifinals

The men's tennis team lost to nationally ranked Trinity University in the semifinals of the SCAC Tennis Championships in North Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday morning, 8-1. The Tigers won all six singles matches en route to advancing to Sunday's final.

The Petrels battled valiantly in the doubles matches, falling at No. 1, 8-5 and at No. 2, 8-2. The duo of Ethan Motz-Bryan Bailey put Oglethorpe on the board with a nice 8-6 win at No. 3.

The Tigers had their way in the singles competition, however, winning across the board to dispatch Oglethorpe. The Petrels were only able to claim one set in singles play, that coming at No. 4 where Bryan Bailey went down, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.

Despite the semifinal loss, Oglethorpe has already matched last season's best finish in school history of 4th place and can set a new standard by coming home in 3rd if they win tomorrow afternoon. The Petrels will face either Rhodes College or DePauw University at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Sunday in their quest for third.

Complete Trinity match results included below. Check back to gopetrels.com for updating results of all the weekend Stormy Petrel action.

 #1 Singles  Felix Mann  #17 Max Frey  Trinity University (Texas)  6-3, 6-1
 #2 Singles  Alex Biffle  #8 Bobby Cocanougher  Trinity University (Texas)  6-3, 6-0
 #3 Singles  Ethan Motz  Erick DelaFuente  Trinity University (Texas)  6-2, 6-3
 #4 Singles  Bryan Bailey  Cory Kowal  Trinity University (Texas)  6- 2, 3-6, 10-8
 #5 Singles  Rajiv Dinakaran  Greg Haugen  Trinity University (Texas)  6-0, 6-1
 #6 Singles  Jeremiah Farmer  Ben Carroll  Trinity University (Texas)  6-2, 6-1
 #1 Doubles  Ross Beall
 Felix Mann
 #1 Cory Kowal
 Bobby Cocanougher
 Trinity University (Texas)  8-5
 #2 Doubles  Alex Biffle
 Rajiv Dinakaran
 Erick DelaFuente
 Max Frey
 Trinity University (Texas)  8-2
 #3 Doubles  Ethan Motz
 Bryan Bailey
 Ben Carroll
 Don Murray
 Oglethorpe University  8-6

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