COLORADO COLLEGE, Colo. -- The Austin College men's tennis team outlasted a tough Colorado College squad and earned a 5-4 victory Sunday afternoon in the third place match of the 2018 SCAC Men's Tennis Championship. Official Website l Bracket | Postmatch Interview
The victory marks the second consecutive year that Austin College (11-11) has posted a third-place finish at the conference championships, which ties for the program's best finish in the SCAC Men's Tennis tournament since joining the league prior to the 2007 season.
The 'Roos took an early 2-1 lead after doubles with victories at No. 1 (8-6) and No. 3 (8-4).
Calum Robe extended Austin College's lead to 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 4 singles but the home-standing Tigers stormed back with victories at the No. 1 and No. 6 lines to even the match at 3.
After the two split the next singles' matches, it came down to No. 3 singles where the 'Roos Andres Padilla pulled out the 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 victory to clinch the match for Austin College.
AUSTIN COLLEGE 5, COLORADO COLLEGE 4
April 22, 2018 at Colorado Springs, Colo. (Memorial Park)
|1. Noah Forman (CCM) def. Kenneth Hardy (ACM) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2|
|2. Sam Hum (CCM) def. Josh Granberry (ACM) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2|
|3. Andres Padilla (ACM) def. Alex Kley (CCM) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2|
|4. Calum Robe (ACM) def. Logan Pepperl (CCM) 6-2, 6-2|
|5. Siddharth Kortikere (ACM) def. Christian Kitchen (CCM) 6-3, 6-3|
|6. Brian Chen (CCM) def. Erik Meendsen (ACM) 6-3, 6-4|
|1. Kenneth Hardy/Siddharth Kortikere (ACM) def. Noah Forman/Sam Hum (CCM) 8-6|
|2. Brian Chen/Christian Kitchen (CCM) def. Josh Granberry/Erik Meendsen (ACM) 8-6|
|3. Calum Robe/Andres Padilla (ACM) def. Alex Kley/Logan Pepperl (CCM) 8-4|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,1,6,5,2,3)|