Air Force men’s tennis (2-2) dropped a 4-3 contest at Creighton Sunday morning at the Hanscom Tennis Courts in Omaha, Neb.
The Falcons were unable to hold onto a 3-2 lead, as the Bluejays rallied back by taking the final two singles matches to rally.
The Falcons dropped the doubles point after going 1-2. The Falcons won the first doubles match at No. 3, as Jonathan Mascagni and Justin Waldman defeated Mac Mease and Armando Gandini 6-2. The Falcons then lost at No. 2 as Jordan Azuma and Robert Baylon fell to Matthew Lanahan and Jose Oscar Diaz 6-4. The Falcons also fell at No. 1 as Paul Hendrix and Jamie Bautista lost to Stratton Brown and Joe Hoff 7-5.
The Falcons won the first three singles matches to jump ahead 3-2. Hendrix defeated Brown at No. 1, 6-4, 6-3. Baylon won at No. 4 over Shin Inoue 6-3, 7-6 (8-6). Waldman then won at No. 2 over Lanahan 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-4.
Sean McKendree fell at No. 6 to Joe Hoff 6-3, 6-1. Azuma then fell at No. 5 to Gandini 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
Air Force returns to action Sturday, Feb. 27, hosting Denver.
Stratton Brown/Joe Hoff (CU) def. Jamie Bautista/Paul Hendrix (AF) 7-5
Matthew Lanahan/Jose Oscar Diaz (CU) def. Jordan Azuma/Robert Baylon (AF) 6-4
Jonathan Mascagni/Justin Waldman (AF) def. Mac Mease/Armando Gandini (CU) 6-2
Order: 3, 2, 1
Paul Hendrix (AF) def. Stratton Brown (CU) 6-4, 6-3
Justin Waldman (AF) def. Matthew Lanahan (CU) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-4
Jose Oscar Diaz (CU) def. Jonathan Mascagni (AF) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Robert Baylon (AF) def. Shin Inoue (CU) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Armando Gandini (CU) def. Jordan Azuma (AF) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Joe Hoff (CU) def. Sean McKendree (AF) 6-3, 6-1
Order: 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5