WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America men's tennis team played its first home match on the Spring on Saturday and despite several strong performances, the Cardinals were edged, 5-4.
Senior captain Rocky Alhaqbani also picked up a singles win, downing Aaron Marti, 6-1, 7-5, at No. 4. Alhaqbani went on to combine with Jon Purowitz to earn CUA a doubles victory at No. 3, winning 8-4.
The Cardinals return to the Dowd Family Tennis Courts at the end of the month as they open Landmark Conference action, hosting Goucher at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, March 30.
TEAM DOUBLES COMPETITION
Rob Alexander/Holtschneider(CUA) l. Hanson/Handlin(YC) 4-8
Lasota/Ted Tiu(CUA) l Innerst/Lehigh(YC) 4-8
Purowitz/Alhaqbani(CUA) d Marti/Weigle(YC) 8-4
TEAM SINGLES COMPETITION
Lasota(CUA) d Sam Innerst(YC) 6-4,6-2
Holtschneider(CUA) d Devin Lehigh(YC) 6-0,6-4
Alexander(CUA) l. Zach Hanson(YC) 2-6,1-6
Alhaqbani(CUA) d Aaron Marti(YC) 6-1,7-5
Tiu(CUA) l. Rory Handlin(YC) 1-6,2-6
Purowitz(CUA) l. CJ Weigle(YC) 5-7,6-4,1-6