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Ryo Takeda returns a shot in his singles' match. Photo by Richard Davis
Ryo Takeda returns a shot in his singles' match. Photo by Richard Davis
Men's Tennis - Wed, Mar. 30, 2016

Georgetown College men's tennis team has been searching for that staple victory. The Tigers have been on the verge for weeks. Tuesday against Mid-South Conference foe University of the Cumberlands, not only was it a chance to make some noise against a team receiving votes, but also claim a 2-1 record in league play.

The windy, sometimes chilly day at Lackey Tennis Center set the stage for some exciting moments.

GC had the chance for an early 2-1 lead in doubles as ones Ryo Takeda and Tristan Nosek battled to a tiebreaker. The youthful pair eventually fell 9-7, allowing the Patriots to take an early lead.

"It was solid to come out with one point in doubles, but we were so very close to taking two," said GC coach Michael Cunningham. "We keep knocking on that door, it'll bust open."

Georgetown took the three spot as Austin Colliver and A.J. Berk won 8-2. Cole McCreary and Ryan Simms were not so fortunate in the two position, losing 8-4.

Unfortunately a couple of unlucky breaks and bounces turned first set wins into losses and the visiting Patriots were able to come away with a strong 8-1 win.

"It is crazy like that in tennis," Cunningham said. "We win a couple of those sets 7-5 or 6-4 and then set two is easier and maybe we come out on top 5-4 instead of losing.

"It was really how we won the other day against Earlham College on Saturday. We got the bounces and secured first set wins to put us right there in control. These guys are on the cusp of awesome things."

Georgetown returns to action 3 pm Thursday hosting Lindsey Wilson College.

 
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