Cardinals Fall to Juniata Final Home Match of the Season

Cardinals Fall to Juniata Final Home Match of the Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic University men's tennis team won two out of three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead over the second-place team in the Landmark Conference, but Juniata won four-straight singles matches en route to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals Saturday at The Dowd Family Tennis Courts.

Saturday marked the final home match of the 2018-19 season for Catholic (3-10, 1-5 LC) as well as the final home match in the careers of seniors Ted Tiu and Matt Pham.

Pham partnered with sophomore Eric Macarski to post an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles over Roy Liberman and Dan Ansel. The duo posted their third win in last five matches together, improving to 3-3 in Landmark Conference matches this season.

At No. 3 doubles, the team of junior Kyle Weber and freshman Paul Smith won their third match in the last four together with an 8-7 (7-3) win over Jason Gerber and Rob Kauffman. The victory was the fourth of the season for Weber and Smith, tying them for the team lead with Tiu and sophomore Frankie Fortunati.

Trailing 2-1 after doubles, the Eagles (10-1, 5-1 LC) posted four consecutive straight-set singles victories, clinching the match after a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4.

Sunday's season finale at Susquehanna has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m.