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Radford Snaps Men’s Tennis 3-Match Win Streak

by | Mar 3, 2020 | Sports

The Wildcats won the doubles matches, but couldn’t pull off the singles wins to earn a victory over Radford.

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson saw its three-match winning streak come to an end Friday afternoon when Radford took five of the six singles positions on its way to a 5-2 win in men’s tennis inside the Knobloch Tennis Center.

The Wildcats (7-3) opened the match by grabbing the doubles point for the fourth straight time to take the early 1-0 lead. Taking home wins were the teams of Douglas Macintosh and Axel Fries at No. 2 with a win of 6-4 decision, and the pair of William Clark and Sam Kavarana at No. 3 with a 6-1 decision.

Up 2-1 in doubles.

Both teams kept their winning streaks intact, with Macintosh and Fries moving to 5-1 on the season after their fourth straight win, and Clark and Kavarana remaining perfect together at 3-0.

The Highlanders (4-1) though would claim singles wins at No. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 positions, but not without the Wildcats battling to the end, to overcome the early deficit and earn the team match win.

Thomas Mason was the lone ‘Cat to earn a win, taking home a 7-5, 6-2 victory at No. 3 to run his record to a team-best 7-3.

Three of the singles matches went to a third set and two of them, Fries (3-6, 6-1, 6-0) and Green (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) at No. 2 and 5, had Davidson winning the first set only to see Radford come back to take wins in the next two sets.

At No. 6, Macintosh split his first two sets, 6-3 and 4-6 before falling 6-1 in the deciding third set.

See our album of photos from the match.

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