Kashani Knocks Off Ranked Opponent

CLU falls to No. 27 Christopher Newport

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 6:39 pm

Dara Kashani worked his way to a singles win over No. 49 ranked CNU No. 2 today in non-conference action.

Credit: Tracy L. Olson Hi-res image

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – On a beautiful Tuesday afternoon, the Cal Lutheran men’s tennis team hosted No. 27 Christopher Newport (Va.), challenging the Captains to a 6-3 defeat while Dara Kashani got a win over a ranked opponent at No. 2 singles.

To start the competition, the doubles match at court three went to CNU 8-6 despite being ahead 6-3 during play. The score on the second court was the same while the No. 1 pair of Kashani and Ransom Braaten worked to a 9-8 (5) win to steal the final point up for grabs in team action.

Once individual competition got underway, Braaten earned the second CLU point with a 6-4, 6-4 win at the first court while Kashani worked his way to a tiebreaker, winning 6-2, 3-6 (10-4) over No. 49 David Reed.

Cal Lutheran (1-8) returns to the Poulson Tennis Center on both Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13 and 14 to host Texas teams with the first match set for 2:00 p.m. against Schreiner.

Box Score: CNU 6, CLU 3 – boxscore unavailable at time of release
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