(MIDLAND, Mich.) – Walsh was impressive in its debut in the GLIAC Tournament, but came up just short with a 5-4 loss to No. 3-seed Wayne State. The Cavaliers (11-12) will now play No. 4-seed Tiffin who lost to No. 5-seed Northwood 5-3 in the fifth place match tomorrow evening. The Warriors (13-11) advance to play No. 2-seed Grand Valley.
The Cavaliers played close with the Warriors, but were only able to take one of the doubles matches. Pablo Cabezon and Carlos Jaque were duo that did so with an 8-6 victory over Ryan Carlson and Harvey Reed at the two-spot.
Both players ended up with a perfect day as they went on to win their singles matches as well. Cabezon won at No. 3 singles with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Taylor Vane. Jaque needed three sets to defeat Reed at No. 4 singles, but did so with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory.
Ross Whittaker provided the other point with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Clement Charriere at No. 2 singles.
The Cavaliers came up just short, however, as Rodrigo Garcia fell to Luke Ruocco at No. 5 singles in three sets. Garcia rebounded from a 6-1 loss in the opening set to take a 6-4 decision in the second, but fell in the final 6-3.