Men’s tennis falls at Point Loma

Eagles put up a fight, but fall short in close matches.

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Men’s tennis falls at Point Loma

Photo by Aaron Zhang/ THE CHIMES

Photo by Aaron Zhang/ THE CHIMES

Photo by Aaron Zhang/ THE CHIMES

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Men’s tennis traveled to San Diego to take on Point Loma Nazarene University on Saturday for their third matchup of the week. The Eagles fell short in many close matches, taking a final team score of 4-2.

Biola struggled in the doubles matches as only one duo picked up a win for the Eagles. The pairing of juniors Derek James and Erik Martinez won their doubles match by a close score of 6-4, but sophomores Logan Blair and Quentin Lau lost 7-5 and the pairing of freshman Edwyn Ramos and senior David Garcia fell short by a score of 6-4.

Two Eagles swept with wins in their singles matches. James continued to dominate by winning his singles match with scores of 6-4 and 6-2, continuing his perfect singles record this season. Blair also came out with a victory in his match with scores of 6-0 and 6-4.

In two singles matches, PLNU forced a tie on the Eagles, but despite their efforts, Biola fell short in the end. Lau won the first set 6-2, but faltered 6-3 in the second and 6-1 in the final set. Garcia also won in a close first set 7-6, but dropped in the second 6-2. In the third set, Garcia managed to move ahead PLNU by a score of 2-1, but his match was left unfinished.

The loss moved the Eagles to 6-5 overall and they will return home to play Colorado Mesa University on Monday at 3:30 p.m.