Men's Tennis

Craig and Gasson Fall to Defending National Champs in Round of 16

May 22, 2015

WACO, Tex. -- Henry Craig and Alex Gasson fought to the finish, but could not knock off the defending champs and fourth ranked Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Resse from Tennessee. The Pioneers fell to the Volunteers, 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Friday afternoon at the Hurd Tennis Complex.

"Our guys played so well all year, and today was no different," said Head Coach Danny Westerman. "We matched the level of defending champs and were a point away from forcing a third set."

The junior and sophomore duo were ranked by the ITA for the duration of the 2015 season. Craig and Gasson finished the season with a 15-7 overall record and advanced to the fall National Championship in New York City. The pair won seven of their last nine matches together and helped the Pioneers to a 14-4 conference doubles record.

"What is great to see is that Henry and Alex took their tennis to another level this week in the highest pressure tournament," said Westerman. "That was pro-level doubles out there today. Tennessee was just too good in the tiebreaker."

This will mark the finish of the 2015 campaign for Denver men's tennis.



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