Men's tennis can't master Metro
Travis Sellentin and Ken Huston combined for three wins for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, but it wasn't enough to defeat the defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tennis champion Metro State Roadrunners Friday at the Broadmoor. The Mountain Lions were only able to win one other contest as they lost the match 5-4.
The No. 3 doubles team of Sellentin and Huston defeated Jacob Ratliff and Bryan Thienes of Metro 8-5 to give CU-Colorado Springs an early 1-0 lead. Next, Jason Bisanti picked up a win at No. 5 singles for the Mountain Lions, defeating Thienes in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. No. 6 singles player Huston battled out a three-set win over Ratliff, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 for his second victory of the day.
Both Bisanti and Huston were happy they won, but felt they could have played better.
"I got off to a slow start," said Bisanti. "I didn't play my best, but I played good enough to win."
"I know where I'm at in the season and what I need to do to improve," added Huston.
Sellentin's victory over Scott Flanigan at No. 4 singles gave the Mountain Lions their fourth win of the afternoon. Holding a 4-2 lead, one more win would have given CU-Colorado Springs the team victory.
Unfortunately, the Roadrunners' top three singles players all came away victorious over their Mountain Lion opponents. James Schumacher and JoJo Mmopi won tight matches at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively, to help Metro to victory.
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