CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The WKU men's tennis team picked up three wins in singles play, but dropped the all-important doubles point in a 4-3 loss to Campbellsville on Thursday in Campbellsville, Ky. The loss to the Tigers was the first for WKU since 2004 and ends a seven-match winning streak over Campbellsville.
A pair of Hilltopper freshmen picked up two of WKU's three singles wins, as Andrew Fish notched his team-leading seventh singles win on the year after outlasting Zac Malyon from the No. 5 singles spot, 3-6, 7-5, 10-4. Brody Freeman picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win from the No. 6 position, recording his fifth singles win on the year. The pair of freshmen have now combined for a 12-10 record in singles play this season.
Freeman also teamed with his cousin, Lance Freeman, in doubles play. The duo stayed perfect, moving to 6-0 on the year as a doubles tandem after an 8-4 win from the No. 3 doubles spot.
Senior Arul Selvan picked up the third WKU singles win on Thursday, winning 6-3, 6-4 from the No. 2 singles position. Selvan is now an even 4-4 this season when playing from the second spot on the Hilltopper lineup and is 9-5 all-time from the No. 2 spot.
WKU (5-9) has now lost three-straight after rattling off three wins in a row during a road swing through the state of Alabama. The Hilltoppers will have the chance to get back in the win column today, as both the men's and women's squads will travel to Evansville, Ind., to face Southern Indiana. WKU will then take on Tennessee State on Saturday, before hosting North Alabama in the regular season finale on Sunday.
Campbellsville 4, WKU Men's Tennis 3
Apr 12, 2012 at Campbellsville, Ky.
1. Carlos Anton (CAMP) def. Josh Smith (WKUM) 7-5, 6-2
2. Arul Selvan (WKUM) def. Sebastian Marot (CAMP) 6-3, 6-4
3. Pablo Numbela (CAMP) def. Lance Freeman (WKUM) 6-0, 6-2
4. Pontus Blom (CAMP) def. Craig Kirchgessner (WKUM) 6-3, 6-1
5. Andrew Fish (WKUM) def. Zac Malyon (CAMP) 3-6, 7-5, 10-4
6. Brody Freeman (WKUM) def. Alberto Diaz (CAMP) 6-0, 6-2