OAKLAND, Calif.— The Cal Lutheran Kingsmen fell just short to the Holy Names Hawks, Saturday afternoon, 7-2.
Progressing to singles play, the Kingsmen fell short through each series.
Ariza, No. six, fell 6-0 and 6-0; Haffner, No. three, fell 6-0 and 6-2; Ruaud, No. four singles, fell 6-0 and 6-4; and Sulahian, No. five singles, fell 6-1 and 6-4.
Gawrit, No. one singles, fell 6-3 in match one, but won match two 6-4. His super tie-breaker was close, but Gawrit was victorious 11-9, taking the point for the Kingsmen.
After being asked about his win, Gawrit stated "I thought it was really spectacular. It was a good match for me." During the off-season, Gawrit practiced hard, "I put a lot of hard work into my game and I'm finally getting good results from it. So, it's been quite a pleasure to see everything coming together so nicely."
Lastly, Volk, No. two singles, fell 7-5 in match one, and winning match two 6-3. In the super tie-breaker, Volk fell just short 10-8.
Head coach, Michael Gennette, stated after the game, "The guys battled hard and had a few good take-aways for next time."
The Cal Lutheran Kingsmen travel to UC Santa Cruz, Sunday, March 17, at 10 AM PST.
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Release by Kristen Swanson, Sports Information Student Assistant