Falcons Drop First Match in Hawaii, 5-2, to Hawaii Pacific
March 21, 2011
The Air Force men's tennis lost the first of its four spring break matches Monday, falling 5-2 to Hawaii Pacific. HPU, ranked 25th in the latest NCAA Division II rankings, won two of the three doubles matches and the top four singles matches. The Sea Warriors improved to 8-8, while the Falcons fell to 8-4.
Sophomore Lance Wilhelm and freshman Andy Jackson captured the No. 2 doubles match for Air Force, downing Ari Davis and Ji Hoon Heo, 8-6, to improve to 8-4 at the top spot. HPU won the other two doubles matches 8-5 to win the double point.
In singles, senior Taylor Soster won the No. 5 match, 6-2, 6-1, over Sari Alotaibi and freshman Steven Young took the No. 6 match, 7-6(6), 6-2 over Davis. The Sea Warriors won the top four singles matches in straight sets.
The Falcons are back in action on Tuesday as they face the University of Hawaii
Hawaii Pacific 5, Air Force 2
1. Wilhelm / Jackson (AF) def. Davis / Heo, 8-6
2. Michnev / Libietis (HPU) def. Soster / Marin-Salcedo, 8-5
3. Bader / Alotaibi (HPU) def. Grubbs / Ali Rizvi, 8-5
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1