Cardinals suffer first conference loss to Scranton

WASHINGTON – The Cardinals dropped their first Landmark Conference match of the season on Saturday, falling to Scranton 6-2 in a rain-shortened match.  The sixth singles match was cut short due to the weather.  Kyle Kramer earned CUA’s lone singles win and Jason Quisberth and Kramer won at the third doubles flight.

At first singles Bernardo Nogales fell to David Teres by a score of 6-2, 6-1, while Cassian Utrie was upended by Tim McGurrin 6-3, 6-2 at the second flight.

Scranton’s Carl Caceres took down Joe Peters at third singles 6-1, 6-3 and Brian Bradley fell to Joe Morra 8-2 at the fourth flight.

Kramer picked up a win over Jonathon Russo 8-4 at the fifth flight before Joe Gribbin and Mike Pannone had their sixth flight match halted due to darkness.  There was a rain delay earlier in the match that caused the teams to wait for the skies to clear and that stretched the match longer than expected.

In doubles play McGurrin and Teres earned an 8-5 win at the first flight over Peters and Utrie, while Caceres and Morra defeated Nogales and Jean Paul Roman 8-5 at the second flight.

Quisberth and Kramer earned CUA’s second point of the afternoon by virtue of a 10-8 decision over Bennett Kelley and Pannone at third doubles.

CUA will return to action on Wednesday, April 6 when the Cardinals host Stevenson.  Action begins at 3:30 p.m.

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