February 22, 2014

No. 15 UT-Tyler ends Pirates win streak

TYLER, Texas – The Pirate men's tennis win streak was stopped at two as No. 15 UT-Tyler blanked the Pirates 9-0 Saturday in a regional battle.

Southwestern fell to 2-1 on the year as the Patriots claimed all nine matches including all three doubles. UT-Tyler also entered the match ranked No. 6 in the region.

Niko Snovely was handed his first loss of the year, 6-2, 6-3 to Doug Kierstad at No. 1 singles.

Sam McCready battled in the afternoon's closest match before falling 7-6, 6-4 at the No. 3 position against Drew Reid.

McCready and Egan Cornachione also pushed Daniel Budd and Ryan Spencer at No. 2 doubles before falling 8-3.

The Pirates return to the court next weekend against Louisiana College on Saturday before traveling to SCAC foe Austin College on Sunday.

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