(MONROEVILLE, Pa.) – The Walsh men's tennis team started the spring season, but fell in a 6-3 decision to hosting Carnegie Mellon on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers are now 1-2 on the overall year while the Tartans improved to 3-1.
The Cavs fell behind early as they were swept in all three doubles contests. Walsh fared much better in singles competition with wins in the top three spots. Ross Whittaker secured the Cavaliers' first point with a 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles. Vasiliy Vidmanov wasn't too far behind as he finished off his opponent at No. 1 singles by the same score.
Pablo Cabezon provided Walsh's final point near the end of the match in three sets. He won the first 6-4 before his opponent Kiril Kirkov took the second 7-5. In the third, Cabezon made quick work of Kirkov with a 6-0 shutout.
The Cavaliers are off for two weeks and will next be in action on Saturday, Feb. 20, back in the Keystone State against Edinboro. First serve with the Fighting Scots is set for 4 p.m.