(HILLSDALE, Mich.) – The Walsh men's tennis team edged Hillsdale by a narrow 5-4 count as it returned to GLIAC action today. The Cavaliers (10-9, 3-3) also evened their conference mark after they dropped the last three in-league contests. The Chargers (6-9, 1-6) were hosting their penultimate match of the season.
The Maroon and Gold was forced to come from behind after Hillsdale took two of the three doubles matches to start the afternoon. The lone point for the Cavs came at the No. 2 spot as Pablo Cabezon and Carlos Jaque defeated Gianpiero Placidi and John Ciraci in a quick 8-1 match to give Walsh the first point.
The Cavs came up big in singles play with the overall match coming down to No. 2 singles. Vasiliy Vidmanov dropped the first set there to Dugan Delp 6-4, but rebounded to take the second 7-5 and gave Walsh the win with a 6-4 win in the third.
Cabezon made it a perfect day with a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles against Palacidi for the Cavs' first point in solo action. Rodrigo Garcia tallied the second with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 win at No. 5 singles over Zach Rabitoy.
Heitor Adegas tied the match later at 4-4 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Jerry Hewitt at the No. 6 singles spot.
Walsh remains on the road and will take on Findlay Sunday morning at 10 a.m.