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Seward Falls to Air Force to Open Season

Seward Falls to Air Force to Open Season

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Seward County men's tennis team has earned enough respect that Division I schools want to play them. The Saints started their season on Monday, traveling to take on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  The Falcons defeated the No. 3 NJCAA Saints 6-1.

Seward lost the doubles points, getting swept Air Force to go down 1-0. All three doubles team lost by a score of 6-2.

In singles play, Nick Rousset lost a hard-fought battle in the No. 1 spot.  After falling 6-1 in the first set, the ITA National Champion came back to win 6-1 in set two, only to fall 6-1 in the final set. Francisco Vargas lost a tough 5-7, 6-2, 4-10 match in No. 5.  Sander Jans was the lone Saint to win on the day, batting back from a 3-6 opening set loss to win consecutive sets 7-5, 7-6(3).

Hugo Lobo, Gabe Nery and Alex Mesquida-Berg each lost in consecutive sets.  Lobo fell 6-1, 6-2, Nery lost 6-2, 7-5 and Mesquida-Berg dropped his match 6-4, 6-4.

The Saints will have a week off before getting back to action, traveling to Lawton, Oklahoma to face Cameron University on Friday, February 15.