March 9, 2011

CUA falls to Wittenberg 5-4 in tight match in S.C.

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – CUA suffered its first loss during its spring break trip on Wednesday morning, falling to Wittenberg 5-4 in a tight match.  The Cardinals received singles wins from Kyle Kramer and Joe Gribbin at the fifth and sixth flights, respectively, and Cassian Utrie and Joe Peters, along with Kramer and Jason Quisberth notched wins at first and third doubles.

Bernarndo Nogales was upended 6-2, 6-0 at the first singles flight, while Utrie fell to Tyler Strong 6-3, 6-4 at the second flight.

Peters was beaten by Sergio Fishkin 6-1, 6-1 in third singles and Brian Bradley dropped a 6-2, 6-4 decision at the fourth flight.

Kramer registered a hard-fought 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 win at the fifth flight and Gribbin followed up with a 6-7, 7-5, 10-4 victory over Rob Lehner at sixth singles.

In doubles play Utrie and Peters notched an 8-2 victory at the first flight and Kramer and Quisberth downed Nick Ludwig and Stuart Zorn 8-6 at the third flight.  Fisher and Strong were able to get by Nogales and Bradley though at the second flight 8-2.

On Thursday the Cardinals will wrap up their spring break trip with a match vs. Mount Union.  Start time is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

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