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Cal Poly Men’s Tennis’ Comeback Falls Just Short Against Yale

Cal Poly Men’s Tennis’ Comeback Falls Just Short Against Yale

RESULTS

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The Cal Poly men's tennis team dropped its first match of the season Friday, falling just short of a comeback win against Yale 4-3 in its first of three matches this weekend at a tournament hosted by Army.

The Bulldogs took the doubles point after wins at the Nos. 1 and 2 spots in two close contests, 6-4 and 7-6.

In singles, Yale took the first two points after wins at the 6 and 2 position to take a 3-0 lead. However, the Mustangs did not give up. Sophomore Alex Stater won the first point of the day for Cal Poly with a straight sets win over Andrew Heller 6-3, 6-3. Yale's Ryan Cheng took down junior Antoine Noel to secure the win for the Bulldogs.

However, just after that, senior Josh Ortlip (pictured) won his match over Michael Sun in a three-set battle 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at the No. 1 position. Freshman Karapet Vardanyan then won his first career singles match at the No. 4 spot in another three set battle, winning 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 for the Mustangs' third point of the day.

Cal Poly is back in action Saturday against Army at 11 a.m. PT.