U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. – Air Force dropped two matches in the three-game non-conference home-stretch over the weekend. The Falcons fell to Dayton, 5-2, and Bryant, 4-3, on Friday and Saturday, Respectively. Air Forces drops to a 9-4 overall record.
In the first match of the weekend, Air Force’s Isaac Perez and Patrick Sklenka notched a 6-2 win over Jener/Benjamin at the No. 2 position. Paul Hendrix and Jamie Bautista secured the doubles point with a 6-4 win over Jayaram/Harper at the third position. Tadhg Collins and Mack Galvin retired from their match at No. 1, unfinished.
Dayton had their day in singles, winning five-of-six matches. Paul Hendrix brought a match point home for Air Force in the fifth position, besting Simon Jayaram in straight-sets, 6-4, 6-4.
On Saturday, Air Force’s Hendrix and Bautista raced to the first win in doubles action with a 6-2 win over Pertile/Lorenz. The Falcons would drop the match point with losses in the first and second positions.
The teams split the singles portion of the event with the Falcons winning positions four through six and losing one through three. Luke Sanderson defeated Wilson Dong, 7-6 (11), 6-2 in position No. 3. Hendrix posted a straight-set win, 6-4, 6-4, over Artur Jakubowski in the fourth position. Sean McKendree defeated Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia, 6-1, 6-7 (4), 10-3, in the No. 6 position.
The Falcons close their final match of the non-conference home stretch, Monday, against Weber State at noon.
AIR FORCE vs. DAYTON, Mar. 2
Collins/Galvin (AF) DNF Fisher/Berry (DU) –DNF
Perez/Sklenka (AF) def. Jener/Benjamin (DU) –6-2
Hendrix/Bautista (AF) def. Jayaram/Harper (DU) –6-4
Jordan Benjamin (DU) def. Patrick Sklenka (AF) –6-1, 6-4
Carsten Fisher (DU) def. Isaac Perez (AF) –6-7, 6-4, 4-6
Zach Berry (DU) def. Mack Galvin (AF) –4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Theo Jener (DU) def. Luke Sanderson (AF) –6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Paul Hendrix (AF) def. Simon Jayaram (DU) –6-4, 6-4
Will Harper (DU) def. Jamie Bautista (AF) –6-4, 1-6, 10-6
FINAL: DAYTON 5, AIR FORCE 2
AIR FORCE vs. BRYANT, Mar. 3
Kuhar/Jakubowski (BU) def. Collins/Galvin (AF) –6-4
Ortiz/Ortiz (BU) def. Perez/Sklenka (AF) –7-6
Hendrix/Bautista (AF) def. Pertile/Lorenz (BU) –6-2
Matt Kuhar (BU) def. Patrick Sklenka (AF) –6-3, 3-6, 1-6
Luke Lorrenz (BU) def. Isaac Perez (AF) –6-7, 6-4, 6-2
Michael Plutt (BU) def. Mack Galvin (AF) –6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Luke Sanderson (AF) def. Wilson Dong (BU) –7-6 (11), 6-2
Paul Hendrix (AF) def. Artur Jakubowski (BU) –6-4, 6-4
Sean McKendree (AF) def. Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia –6-1, 6-7 (4), 10-3
FINAL: BRYANT UNIVERSITY 4, AIR FORCE 3