A fresh Trailblazers Men's Tennis team fell to Missouri Baptist University at home on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Missouri Baptist had their #1 Mike Rubinelli and #4 Desmond Pennigond returning, but all other players were new.
"It was nice to see Nate (Stachowski) and Kirk (Tass) again. Nate didn't play, and Kirk played #6," said Head Coach James Humphrey. "We started in a hole, losing all three doubles matches showing our need to work on serves and returns. In singles, Juan Bravo played a nearperfect match, defeating Rubinelli by keeping a very strong focus. Nic Lancaster and Tyler Kerley both won in third set tiebreaks to keep the final score a respectable 6-3. We will probably see this team three more times this spring."
LCCC 3, Missouri Baptist 6
#1S: Juan Bravo won over Mike Rubinelli 6-0, 6-1
#2S: Neil Berkel lost to Drew Morris 6-3, 6-0
#3S: Alex Prusaczyk lost to Connor Stevenson 6-1, 6-1
#4S: Joe Hawkes lost to Desmond Pennigond 6-1, 6-4
#5S: Tyler Kerley won over Cole Stevenson 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (8)
#6S: Nic Lancaster won over Kirk Tass 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8)
#1D: Bravo/Prusaczyk lost to Rubinelli/Morris 8-6
#2D: Hawkes/Berkel lost to Stevenson/Stevenson 8-5
#3D: Kerley/Lancaster lost to Pennigond/Tass 8-4
#7S: Evan Brown won over Mark Antilich 6-3, 6-0