LEXINGTON – The York Dukes made a long road trip west to Lexington on Thursday as they took on GICC and the Minutemen in tennis.
York defeated Lexington 6-3, but GICC was just too tough for the Dukes as they dropped a 9-0 decision to the Crusaders.
“Both teams had almost all of their guys back from last year. GICC is loaded and even though I thought our guys raised their level of play against them, they're just too much for us right now,” commented York head coach Dan Malleck. “The win against Lex was solid and I think it surprised them. We have a little time to work on some things before the York Invite next Friday."
In the win York won four of the six singles matches as No. 2 Hayden Sandall was an 8-3 winner over Kevin Hua, at No. 3 Keagan Crawford edged out a 9-7 win over Coleman Evans, at No. 4 Jonathan Postier defeated Caleb Doyle 8-2 and in the No. 6 spot Tyler Dewey was an 8-3 winner over Caleb Lauby.
The No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams also picked up wins against the host.
In the No. 2 match, Trent Koehler teamed with Tyler Dewey to top Evans and Doyle 8-3 and in the final match on the doubles side, Logan Cobb and Sandall were 8-2 winners over Eduardo Tecla and Lauby.
In the loss to the Crusaders, Trent Koehler at the No. 5 singles spot fought hard but dropped an 8-6 contest to Jordan Fay.
In doubles, the Dukes' No. 2 team of Koehler and Dewey hung tough with Fay and Noah Bernal, but couldn't keep pace in an 8-4 loss.
York's top three singles matches (Cobb, Sandall and Crawford) ended with 8-1 scores, at No. 4 Postier was defeated 8-2 and Dewey dropped an 8-3 decision.
York's No. 1 doubles lost 8-0, No. 2 fell 8-4 and No. 3 by a score of 8-2.
The Dukes will be back in action next Friday when they host the York Invite.