Men’s tennis team loses, hopes to beat Redlands

by Jon Marsh
Asst. Sports Editor

The men’s tennis team, supporting a 0-6 record, went into Tuesday’s match against Caltech with nothing to lose. But it did just that, lowering its record to 0-7 and 0-5 in conference play.

“We’ve got a young team that doesn’t have a lot of experience,” said Coach Reed Gratz. “And we don’t have a lot of numbers.”

The team consists of two freshman, Juni Hernandez and George Szkiba; two sophomores, Mylan Hart and Andy Stewart; junior Paul Moseley and senior Greg Hafif, who has two years of experience.

The Leos’ competition is definitely a contributing factor to their winless season.

“There are two teams in our conference that are nationally ranked, and a few others that contend with them,” said Gratz.

In Tuesday’s matches, Stewart put up the best fight losing 4-6, 3-6. Moseley and Hernandez played fair, being defeated 3-6, 2-6, and 2-6, 2-6, respectively. Hart was defeated 4-6, 0-6, while Hafif and Szkiba both lost 1-6, 1-6.

In doubles matches, Hafif and Moseley lost 1-6, won 7-6, and lost 4-6. Stewart and Hart fared worse losing 0-6,2-6, while the freshman duo of Hernandez and Szkiba were defeated 2-6,3-6.

Upcoming matches will be Saturday, March 7, on the Leos’ home courts against the University of Redlands and Wednesday, March 11, at Cal State San Bernar­dino. Both matches will begin at 2 p.m.

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