Men's Tennis: No. 9 Sagehens Fall to No. 5 Chicago at ITA Indoor Nationals

Men's Tennis: No. 9 Sagehens Fall to No. 5 Chicago at ITA Indoor Nationals

PEPPER PIKE, OH — Marko Mandic and Josh Gearou scored singles wins, but the No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer Men's Tennis team fell to the No. 5 University of Chicago Maroons in the opening round of the ITA Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championship.

Chicago comes into the tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Sagehens are seeded No. 6.

Singles

Mandic grabbed a win in the No. 5 match beating Erik Kerrigan in a close match, winning in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9.

Gearou made it two singles wins, beating Jaird Meyer in the No. 6 slot 3-6, won in a tie-breaker in the second set 7-6 (8-6), and won the third 10-5.

Doubles

Avery Bicks and Antony Bello had the closest doubles match for the Sagehens, but fell to Tyler Raclin and Max Hawkins 8-6.

Next Match: The Sagehens will move to the consolation semifinals against No. 11 and seventh seeded Kenyon College tomorrow at 8 a.m. eastern time.

Complete Scores
Singles competition 
1. Liu, David (UC) def. Jake Yasgoor (PP) 6-2, 7-6
2. Chua, Nicolas (UC) def. Graham Maassen (PP) 6-4, 6-2
3. Pei, Charlie (UC) def. Anthony Bello (PP) 6-3, 6-4
4. Tsai, Luke (UC) def. Josh Kim (PP) 6-3, 7-5
5. Marko Mandic (PP) def. Kerrigan, Erik (UC) 6-2, 4-6, 11-9
6. Josh Gearou (PP) def. Meyer, Jaird (UC) 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 10-5
Doubles competition 
1. Kerrigan, Erik/Kumar, Ninan (UC) def. Graham Maassen/Marko Mandic (PP) 8-3
2. Raclin, Tyler/Hawkins, Max (UC) def. Avery Bicks/Antony Bello (PP) 8-6
3. Pei, Charlie/Bethke, Bobby (UC) def. Spencer Simonides/Jake Yasgoor (PP) 8-5