On Saturday, March 12, the John Carroll University men’s tennis team hosted Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The Yeomen narrowly defeated the Blue Streaks, 5-4.
First off was the doubles matchups. The two person team of sophomores Dillon O’Brien and Scott Adsit suffered one of two doubles losses on the day for the Blue and Gold, falling 8-3 to the Yoemen. Oberlin’s second 8-3 victory came as they defeated the JCU team of junior Nick Siciliano and sophomore Tyler Cole.
The Blue Streaks managed to avoid being swept in doubles, though, as junior Jad Abdul-Aal and freshman David Sinense won their matchup 8-3 as well.
Heading into the singles matches, JCU need to win four of six in order to win the overall contest.
Unfortunately for the Blue Streaks, the team only managed three singles victories, narrowly missing out on the squad’s first victory since Feb. 19.
In the singles matches, Abdul-Aal, Siciliano and junior Alex Guthrie were the victors for JCU.
Abdul-Aal won his match (4-6, 6-1, 6-3).Siciliano also won in three sets (6-4, 2-6, 6-3), and Guthrie made quick work of his opponent, winning in two sets (6-4, 6-5).
With the loss, the men’s tennis team drops to 1-6 on the season. The Blue Streaks take the tennis court next when they face off against Ohio Wesleyan University and Muskingum University on Sunday, March 20.
With their matchup against Muskingum, JCU will begin Ohio Athletic Conference play, with eight of their final nine games against OAC opponents.