The Heidelberg University men’s tennis team traveled to Bexley, Ohio and the campus of Capital University to battle the Crusaders in Ohio Athletic Conference action. Despite, the efforts of senior Cliff Goetz (Oak Harbor) and junior Zach Schwenning (Barberton) the Berg men fell to Capital 7-2 in their first OAC matchup.
Schwenning and Goetz both swung their way to victory in singles action but could not take down their counterparts in doubles action.
Goetz played in the number one Heidelberg position and needed a third set tiebreaker to claim a win. Goetz dropped the first set 3-6 but rallied to a win in the second set 6-3. In the third set tiebreaker, the Student Prince emerged victorious, 13-11 claiming his first conference win of the season.
Schwenning played as the Heidelberg number two and like Goetz would need a tiebreaker to decide a winner. Schwenning surrendered the first set, 4-6 before taking the second set 6-4. The tiebreaker went in Schwenning’s favor, 12-10.
With the loss, the Heidelberg men move to 2-7 overall in team competition and 0-1 in the OAC.
The Heidelberg men will return to action on Tuesday, March 26 when veteran head coach Jerry McDonald takes his team to Wilmington College to battle the Quakers in OAC action. The match between the Student Princes and Wilmington is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.