No, 5 men's tennis falls to NCAA DI Northern Arizona, 7-0, in regional tune-up

No, 5 men's tennis falls to NCAA DI Northern Arizona, 7-0, in regional tune-up

  Flagstaff, AZ – The No. 5 Mesa men's tennis team prepped for its defense of the Region I championship by taking on a tough opponent, NCAA Division I Northern Arizona Saturday. The T-Birds fell, 7-0.

  MCC Has won the last five straight regional crowns and in the process won 34 consecutive ACCAC matches.

  Mesa finished the regular season with an 8-4 record, losing only to three NCAA DI opponents and one of the top-ranked teams in California. NAU is 17-6 on the year.

  MCC was competitive in almost every match. No. 1 Kyryll Kryuchun, for instance, lost in three to senior Tim Handel, 6-1, 6-7(4), 7-10. In addition, Maxim Kirsch dropped a 4-6, 3-6 decision at No. 3 to Facundo Tomasa, 4-6, 3-6.

  The T-Birds will defend their regional crown April 16-17 at the Paseo Tennis Center in Glendale, AZ.

Match results

Singles

No. 1 – Tim Handel (NAU) d. Kyryll Kruchun, 1-6, 7-6(4), 10-17

No. 2 -  Lucas Taylor (NAU) d. Gonzalo Fernandez 6-3, 6-2

No.3 – Facundo Tomoa (NAU) d. Maxim Kirsch, 6-4, 6-3

No. 4 – Chris Steele (NAU) d. Yohann Prinsen, 6-3, 5-2

No. 5 – Ruben Montano (NAU) d. Jorge Sala, 6-2, 6-0

No. 6 – Daniel Dillon (NAU) d. Lucas Severo, 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1 – Handel-Montano (NAU) d. Kruchun-Fernandez, 6-1

No. 2 – Steele-Tom Fisher (NAU) d. Kirsch-Severo, 6-1

No. 3 – Taylor-Tomosa (NAU) d. Prinsen-Corey Pabst, 6-3

 

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