Trinity (Texas) edges No. 15 Redlands
No. 11 Tigers pick up fifth victory in last six matches
REDLANDS, Calif. -- No. 11 Trinity (Texas) battled for a 5-4 victory at 15th-ranked Redlands on Friday afternoon, earning the team's fifth win in the past six matches.
Trinity improved to 7-4 with the victory, which followed Thursday's narrow 5-4 loss to Cal Lutheran, and made the Tigers 1-1 on their current road trip.
After doubles action, the Tigers held a 2-1 lead in the match, Trinity picked up victories at both the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Max Frey and Erick DelaFuente won 8-4, while Ben Carroll and Charlie Curtis took an 8-2 decision. Frey and DelaFuente improved to a team-best 9-2 in doubles this season.
The two teams split six singles matches, with Greg Haugen, Jordan Mayer, and Charlie Curtis earning victories to help clinch the match. Curtis (6-2, 6-2) and Mayer (6-4, 7-5) won in straight sets, while Haugen took a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 victory at No. 3 singles.
Curtis was the only Tiger player to earn two points, teaming with Ben Carroll for a win at No. 3 doubles. Mayer improved to 8-2 in singles, which is the top individual record on the team so far this season.