WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University dropped a 6-3 non-league men's tennis decision to Division II Shepherd University Friday afternoon.
Shenandoah (1-6) got its lone contested win with a 6-0, 6-3 Brenton Baugh victory at No. 4 singles.
The Hornets had a 2-0 lead at the dawn of the match as SU accepted Shepherd (1-5) forfeits at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.
In doubles, the Rams won 8-0 at No. 1 and 8-3 at No. 2 to knot the contest at 2-2.
Baugh's straight set victory at No. 4 gave Shenandoah a 3-2 advantage, but Shepherd had the answer.
The Rams swept the remaining four singles matches, rallying from a one-set down at both No. 2 and No. 3, to steal the win. The 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 triumph by Evan Dokken over Bryan Harris at No. 2 was the match-clinching victory.
The match at No. 5, between Kyle Denning and Ryan Cox, was also a three-set match.
The Hornets host another local opponent, Hood College, on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in a non-league match.
Shepherd University 6, Shenandoah Hornets 3
Mar 26, 2019 at WInchester, Va. (Lowry Tennis Courts)
|1. Carter Davis (SHEP) def. Darian Diaz (SUM) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)|
|2. Evan Dokken (SHEP) def. Bryan Harris (SUM) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2|
|3. Kaleb Lochner (SHEP) def. Kyler Apgar (SUM) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3|
|4. Brenton Baugh (SUM) def. Nicholas Ferony (SHEP) 6-0, 6-3|
|5. Ryan Cox (SHEP) def. Kyle Denning (SUM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1|
|6. Nick Powers (SUM) def. No Player (SHEP), by forfeit|
|1. Carter Davis/Evan Dokken (SHEP) def. Darian Diaz/Bryan Harris (SUM) 8-0|
|2. Kaleb Lochner/Ryan Cox (SHEP) def. Brenton Baugh/Kyler Apgar (SUM) 8-3|
|3. Kyle Denning/Nick Powers (SUM) def. No Player/No Player (SHEP), by forfeit|
|Shepherd University 1-5|
|Shenandoah Hornets 1-6|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,4,1,5,2,3)|