WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic University men's tennis team fell behind 3-0 after doubles before rallying to nearly pull off the victory. The Cardinals eventually fell 5-4 in the match to Randolph-Macon.
Catholic won four of its six singles matches with wins from Allan Van Nostrand, Diego Romo, Henry Ogden, and Leyton Ramos-Platt.
Van Nostrand grabbed a win at No. 1 singles, winning his match 7-5, 6-4. Romo was dominant in his win at No. 3 singles with a 6-3, 6-2 victory for the Cardinals. Ogden battled for the win at No. 5 singles, beating Mitchell Herman in a third set tiebreaker with a final score of 6-4, 4-6, 10-2. Finally, at No. 6 singles, Ramos-Platt picked up a solid 6-4, 6-3 win for Catholic.
After the 3-0 start at doubles, the Yellow Jackets needed just two singles wins to take the match and got them at No. 2 singles with Max Hammock defeating James Earwood 6-2, 6-2. Max Doyle knocked off Matt Rudolf 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.
Now sitting with an overall record of 5-4, Catholic will play three matches on the road before returning back home in April for six straight home matches to end the year. Next up is at Moravian on Saturday at 1 p.m.