Falcons Defeat Northern Colorado, 6-1
March 15, 2008
The Air Force men's tennis team rebounded from a tough defeat Friday afternoon to defeat Northern Colorado, 6-1, Saturday at the Academy. The Falcons, who won two of three doubles matches and five of six singles contests, improved to 8-6 overall this season.
Air Force won at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles in taking an early 1-0 lead. Sophomore Brett Rodgers and freshman Taylor Soster won for the third straight time, downing Vinnie Fallico and Paul Tschetter, 8-6, at No. 1. Sophomore Mike Gies and freshman Johnny Buckingham won the No. 3 match, 8-3, over Eric Morin and Andrew Buzako.
Rodgers and Soster each won his singles match on Saturday as well. Rodgers was stretched to three sets by Fallico at No. 1 before winning 6-7, 6-1, 6-4, while Soster handled Ryan Dunn at the No. 4 spot, 6-1, 6-2. Sophomore Austin Francis downed UNC's Austin Nunn at No. 2, 7-6, 6-1 and Buckingham and fellow freshman Alex Beaussart won at No. 5 and 6, respectively, in straight sets.
Tschetter won the lone singles match for the Bears, downing AFA sophomore James Tomlin, 6-4, 7-6 at the No. 3 position.
Air Force continues its six-match homestand on Sunday, March 16 against Dayton beginning at 10 a.m.
Air Force 6, Northern Colorado 1
1. Rodgers/Soster (AF) def. Tschetter/Fallico, 8-6
2. Nunn/Dunn (UNC) def. Tomlin/Francis, 8-3
3. Mike Gies/Buckingham (AF) def. Morin/Buzako, 8-3