Doubles trouble for Mountain Lions
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's tennis team continued to experience doubles trouble in its 6-3 loss to the Colorado College Tigers Monday at the Garden of the Gods Club.
The Mountain Lions dropped all three doubles matches, putting them in a hole from which they could not recover. CU-Colorado Springs is now 7-23 in doubles play this season.
"It's just hard to understand why we're losing these (doubles) matches," said freshman Sean Voorhies, who is winless in seven tries in doubles. "I'm losing my mind."
When asked what would help change the trend of doubles futility, Voorhies deadpanned: "Brain transplant."
Coach Matt Hays' solution was more realistic, particularly since it didn't involve neurosurgery.
"We're going to reconfigure our doubles alignment," said Hays. "We're doing fine in singles, but we can't win in doubles to save our lives."
If Voorhies goes through with his brain replacement, he'd better hope it doesn't slow him down in singles. After Monday's 6-1, 6-3 win over Colorado College's Brad Miller, Voorhies has won both of his matches since moving from the No. 1 to the No. 2 singles spot.
Also winning in singles for the Mountain Lions was Jason Schultz, who took a 6-1, 6-3 decision from CC's Sandy Pope.
"I've been in a slump this year," said Schultz, who had lost four straight singles matches and came into Monday with a 3-6 record for the season. "It feels good to win again."
Also winning in singles was Travis Sellentin, who topped CC's Andrew Bell 7-6, 6-3.
Although the Mountain Lions fell to 1-9 on the season, they have been remarkably competitive. Remove shutout matches against Division I Colorado and DII powerhouse Midwestern State, and CU-Colorado Springs has gone 21-24 in singles. Six of the Mountain Lions' losses have been by 5-4 or 6-3 scores.
"We've lost a lot of close matches this year," said Schultz, who played on last season's CU-Colorado Springs team that finished second in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. "We had three seniors on the team last year, so we had quite a bit of experience."
"We have a good team, but we're pretty young."
But getting older with every match.
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