ATHENS, Ga. –- University of Denver sophomore Henry Craig (Murrieta, Calif.) grabbed the opening set 6-0 before succumbing to a rally by Oklahoma’s Andrew Harris and came up short in a three-set decision by the scores of 0-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Singles Championship on Wednesday evening at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.
Craig, who entered the match ranked No. 106 nationally in singles, gave No. 53-ranked Harris all he could handle in the opening two sets, posting the dominating 6-0 victory in the opener and pushing the second to an extra game, before eventually seeing it claimed by Harris (7-5) to knot things at 1-1.
Harris kept the momentum from the second-set victory by opening up a 2-0 lead in the decisive third set before settling for the 6-3 final to seal the match.
Craig will return to NCAA action tomorrow as he pairs up with Denver teammate Alex Gasson (Alton, U.K.) in the opening round of doubles play. They will battle Texas A&M’s tandem of Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow, who are ranked No. 6 nationally. Craig and Gasson enter Thursday’s match slotted No. 67 in the most recent ITA rankings (May 1).
Thursday’s match is slated to begin at 3 p.m. (MT).
To access live scoring and video from the doubles portion of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships, visit the Championship Central Page.
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