Men’s Tennis Update: Dayton Drops Senior Night Match

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Michael Crouchley
Staff Writer

Senior night turned out bittersweet for Dayton Men’s Tennis (15-5) as each senior ended with at least one win on the night, but the Flyers ultimately fell to Nebraska 4-2 Sunday evening.

“I wish I could put into words what these seniors mean,” said head coach Ryan Meyer. “It’s always tough to replace good players, but it’s impossible to replace great human beings.”

Seniors Zach Berry, Carsten Fisher and Simon Jayaram took the court at Five Seasons Sports Club for the last time in their collegiate career. The night started off well as Fisher and Berry teamed up on court one to take down the nationally-ranked duo of Linus Erhart and Toby Boyer.

Things didn’t go so well for junior Jordan Benjamin and freshman Theo Jener as they dropped the match on court two. Junior Lorenzo Rollhauser and sophomore Steven Karl were able to force a tiebreaker on court three, but ultimately fell 7-6 as the Flyers dropped the point in doubles.

“I think we just played a little bit tight at times,” Meyer said. “We let some adversity get to us on the court which is very uncharacteristic of our guys.”

Jayaram and Fisher both won their singles matches in straight sets, but Nebraska was able to clinch the victory by defeating Berry, Jener, and Karl. Benjamin remained undefeated in singles on the year as his match on court one went unfinished.

“I definitely think you gotta keep your head up. We still have goals of winning an [Atlantic-10] championship,” Meyer said.

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The Flyers return to action on Wednesday, as they travel to Richmond, Kentucky to take on the EKU Colonels.

Photos Taken By Michael Crouchley/Staff Writer