ORLANDO, Fla. – The Puget Sound men's tennis team dropped a heartbreaking 5-4 match to Wis.-Oshkosh in its first match on a spring break trip. The Loggers (1-8) and Titans needed three singles matches to go into a third set to decide the match.
Michael Tieu and John Stevens salvaged a the Loggers' only doubles point with an 8-6 win in the No. 3 match. Michael Cutter and Graham Baker dropped an 8-4 decision at No.1 while Daniel Deuel and Jake Peterson fell 8-5 at No. 2.
Down 2-1, the Loggers quickly made up ground in singles. The Titans' Mike Gillespie captured a quick 6-1, 6-0 match at No. 3 over Deuel. However, Peterson won the No. 4 math 6-2, 7-5 and Stevens won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 5.
The No. 1 match went to the Titans (6-6) as Kevin Lewis defeated Cutter 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Baker kept the Loggers alive with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 win at No. 2 but the Titans clinched the match as Kinan Al-Bitar defeated Tieu 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6.
The Loggers next play Colorado College on Tuesday morning.