By Eric Brod
The men’s tennis team fell just short of earning its first-ever victory against Navy, dropping a tough 4-3 decision that dropped the team to 7-6 overall and 0-1 in Patriot League play. Trailing 3-1, the Orange and Blue rallied behind victories in the singles matches by Josh Katten ’13 and Mark Malloy ’11, both of whom won their matches in straight sets. In doubles play, Katten and Kelly Morque ’13 posted an 8-1 victory.
The match came down to the No. 2 singles match between Evan Zimmer ’13 and Navy’s Jeremy New. With the match tied at three apiece, New was able to outlast Zimmer in three hard-fought sets.
The Bison were originally scheduled to play in three matches, but their games against George Mason and Villanova were postponed due to inclement weather.