FLUSHING, N.Y. (Mar. 27, 2018) - After a five-hour war that saw three tiebreaks---including an 18-16 marathon---and four singles matches that went the distance, the Queens College men's tennis team was not the victor in a 6-3 loss to Concordia (N.Y.) on Tuesday (Mar. 27) at the QC Tennis Center.
Queens (12-4) went down early in the doubles matches against the visiting Clippers (6-3), as Concordia took wins at first- and third-doubles respectively. Cosme Jubera and Richard Sec scored the only point in tandem play for the Knights, but it was a hard-earned 9-8 (7-5 tiebreak) win over Axel Oljons and William Nilsson at the No. 2 spot in the order.
In singles play, the battle between the two sides raged on with Roman Laga picking up the "easiest" win of the day---a 6-3, 6-3 takedown of Nilsson at the third flight. Sec defeated Henry Masters at fourth-singles in a three-set triumph by scores of 2-6, 6-4 and 6-3 but the Knights were unable to outlast their opposition in the other four flights. Jose Zurro was a hard-luck loser at sixth-singles to Oljons; after dropping the first set 0-6, Zurro and Oljons played a classic second-set tiebreak that went to Concordia by an 18-16 margin. Jubera, Lucas Martinez and Gabriel Mendez were all felled in three-set marathons to their opponents from the CACC.
Queens will compete in East Coast Conference play on Friday (Mar. 30) with a 1 p.m. contest at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.