Crusaders lose Catholic League tennis match
A pair of doubles victories weren't enough to prevent Brother Rice from absorbing a Chicago Catholic League tennis defeat.
By sweeping the singles matches, De La Salle registered a 3-2 team win over the Crusaders. Rice's No. 1 singles player, Jeremy Tryban, did extend the Meteors' Dexter Jackson to three sets, but the latter triumphed 6-3 in the final one. Tryban's set victory came in a tie-breaker.
Prevailing for the Crusaders in doubles play were the teams of James Gallagher-Jack Gorman and Liam Millerick-Dan Mahoney. Gallagher-Gorman had little difficulty dispatching De La Salle's duo of Srefin Fernandez-Chris Galka, doing so by a 6-1, 6-0 score at No. 1 doubles.
Millerick-Mahoney got pushed much harder at No. 2, but they rebounded from a 6-2 opening-set loss to defeat the Meteors' Thompson Craigwell-Tyler Brogman 7-6 (7-5) and 6-4 in the next two sets.