MARSHALL, Texas – After taking a tough loss to the University of Texas at Dallas last Saturday, the East Texas Baptist University men’s tennis team will have their first home matches of the season as they battle Millsaps College on Friday and Austin College on Saturday. ETBU will be looking for their first win after playing three tough regionally ranked teams to start the season.
In their last match, ETBU fell 9-0 to UTD. Despite the loss, ETBU did have four close matches with one going into extra sets. In doubles play, the pairs of Andrew Deutsch/Connor Mason (No. 1 doubles) and John Herr/Cody Highsmith (No. 2 doubles) lost 9-7. Highsmith lost in extra sets at no. 2 singles 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) while Joseph Salinas fell at no. 5 singles 7-5, 6-4.
ETBU (0-3) sets their sights on their first two home matches of the season. The last match against Millsaps College took place on March 28, 2014, resulting in a 9-0 defeat. Against Austin College on February 15, 2013, ETBU fought hard, but ended up dropping a 5-4 decision.
Friday and Saturday matches start at 2:00 PM.