Mavericks Fall to Abilene Christian, 6-1
OMAHA, Neb. - The Omaha men's tennis team fell to Abilene Christian in the 2014 National Invitational Tennis Tournament opening match, 6-1 at the Koch Family Tennis Center Friday night.
The loss drops the Mavericks to 6-16 overall while the visting Wildcats improve to 15-10.
Omaha won two of the three doubles matches to pick up the doubles point, before Abilene Christian swept the six singles matches for the 6-1 win. In No. 1 doubles, Eric McKnight and Adam Dockery defeated Borja Cortés and Jason Proctor, 8-4 while Tyler Mercier and Nathan Greteman won over Nico Agritelley and Guilherme Gesser, 8-4. Colin Buckley and Erik Anderson fell to Nicklas Wingord and Marco Bensley, 8-2 in the No. 3 doubles match.
Singles play saw Mercier prove to be the toughest match for the Wildcats, as the Bennington, Neb. native fell to Cortés, 6-3, 6-7, 14-12. Abilene Christian won the other five matches in straight sets.
Omaha will be back in action tomorrow to play a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. at the Koch Family Tennis Center. The Mavericks will square off against Grand Canyon in the morning before playing NJIT at 3 p.m.
|1. Borja Cortés (ACU) def. Tyler Mercier (NO) 6-3, 6-7, 14-12|
|2. Guilherme Gesser (ACU) def. Adam Dockery (NO) 6-2, 6-0|
|3. Nicklas Wingord (ACU) def. Eric McKnight (NO) 6-3, 6-1|
|4. Nico Agritelley (ACU) def. Colin Buckley (NO) 6-1, 6-3|
|5. Jason Proctor (ACU) def. James McManus (NO) 6-4, 6-3|
|6. Marco Bensley (ACU) def. Erik Anderson (NO) 6-3, 6-0|
|1. Eric McKnight/Adam Dockery (NO) def. Borja Cortés/Jason Proctor (ACU) 8-4|
|2. Tyler Mercier/Nathan Greteman (NO) def. Nico Agritelley/Guilherme Gesser (ACU) 8-4|
|3. Nicklas Wingord/Marco Bensley (ACU) def. Colin Buckley/Erik Anderson (NO) 8-2|