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Men's Tennis Falls 5-4 in 6 1/2 Hour Thriller to Colorado College

Men's Tennis Falls 5-4 in 6 1/2 Hour Thriller to Colorado College

KERRVILLE, Tex. - The Men's Tennis Team gave Colorado College everything they had today in the first round of the SCAC Men's Tennis Championship.  The Kangaroos would come up short 5-4, but not before earning some newfound respect from the Tigers.

In last season's Men's Tennis Championships, the Colorado College Tigers dispatched of the 'Roos in the 5th place match, 8-1.  This year was a much different story.

Doubles started slow for the 'Roos, with Lines 1 and 3 falling first.  But Glasscock/Meendsen came up huge to prevent the sweep, winning Line 2 8-6 to bring the deficit down to 1.

The Kangaroos won a quick match from Kenneth Hardy at Line 4.  The freshman dictated nearly every point with his ground strokes en route to a 6-2, 6-3 decision.  Granberry would fall shortly thereafter, but Meendsen would level the score again for the 'Roos with a 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) decision on Line 2.

Ambulo would split against an opponent that beat him in straight sets the year before, but would fall 6-2, 1-6, 6-2.  With the Tigers up 4-3, the final two matches would go on after the match time eclipsed 4 hours.

Glasscock would take the match on Line 5 6-3, 6-2 just as Oxenreiter won the last three games of the first set to close out 7-5.  But the Tiger 6-man would find a second wind, and win 12 out of the last 14 games to clinch the victory.

Austin College will play the winner of Texas Lutheran University and Centenary College for 5th place in the final conference standings tomorrow at 5pm.


Austin College 4, Colorado College 5

SCAC Men's Tennis Championships - First Round

Schreiner University




1. Jason Gutierrez (CC) def. Cedric Ambulo (AC) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

2. Erik Meendsen (AC) def. Daniel Holland (CC) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

3. Taylor Delehanty (CC) def. Josh Granberry (AC) 6-4, 6-2

4. Kenneth Hardy (AC) def. Brian Chen (CC) 6-2, 6-3

5. Preston Glasscock (AC) def. Jack Benham (CC) 6-3, 6-2

6. Casey Shaw (CC) def. Daniel Oxenreiter (AC) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2



1. Gutierrez/Holland (CC) def. Ambulo/Granberry (AC) 8-5

2. Meendsen/Glasscock (AC) def. Delehanty/Chen (CC) 8-6

3. Kitchen/Benham (CC) def. Kubena/Oxenreiter (AC) 8-2


Match Notes

Austin College: 7-6 (2-3)

Colorado College: 7-15

Order of Finish: Doubles (3, 1, 2) Singles (4, 3, 2, 1, 5, 6)