Trinity (Texas) rallies in singles against Gustavus Adolphus to win 5-2
ELKHORN, Wisconsin -- Trinity (Texas) advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals with a 5-2 postseason win against Gustavus Adolphus on Sunday afternoon.
Trinity (20-9) will take on Williams on May 20 in Kalamazoo, Mich. It marks the third quarterfinal appearance in four years for the Tigers.
Sunday's contest began with Gustavus Adolphus winning two of three doubles matches to take the lead against the Tigers. Erick Delafuente and Jordan Mayer fell 8-6 at No. 1 doubles, while Aaron Skinner and Nico Moreno were edged 9-8 in the No. 2 slot. Greg Haugen and Connor Dunn picked up Trinity's first point by winning No. 3 doubles 8-5.
Trinity began its comeback with Mayer winning No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-3. Haugen gave Trinity a 3-2 lead by winning No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-4. The margin widened as DelaFuente was a 6-4, 6-3 winner at No. 4 singles.
Moreno brought home the dual-match win at No. 2 singles with a hard-fought 7-6 (4-0), 6-2 victory.
Two matches did not finish, as the matchup was called after the clincher.
The Tigers qualified for their 20th appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals by winning an 18th Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title.