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Dukes Hand Tennis 5-2 Setback
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
Release: 03/01/2014

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In Mason men's tennis second match in the Atlantic 10, host Duquesne handed the Patriots a 5-2 loss.  The Dukes have won two straight (8-2, 3-0), while the Patriots (3-4, 1-1) dropped their third straight match.

The doubles point was determined by the third match after the Dukes and Patriots split the No. 1 and No. 2 matches. In the No. 2 match, Mason's Taylor Sargent and Tanner Baine defeated the Dukes team of Max Rubin and Rich Robbie in the tie-breaker 8-7(7-5). The Dukes won the other closely contested doubles match at No. 3. The Dukes Matt Slamecka and Harry Walsh defeated Jimmy Davis and Chris Borden in the tie-breaker as well, 8-7(7-3).

Mason won only two of the six singles matches, at No. 1 and 6. In the top match, Mason's Davis and the Duke's Rich Robbe battled through two tie-breakers before the Patriots grabbed the point, 4-6, 7-6(7-2), 7-6(8-6). Taylor Sargents dropped his first set, before coming back to take the second set, 6-1, and the tie-breaker (10-5) to finish the scoring for Mason.




George Mason vs Duquesne (02/28/14) Duquesne 5, George Mason 2
02/28/14 at Harmar, PA (Alpha Tennis & Fitness)

Singles competition
1. Jimmy Davis (GMU) def. Rich Robbie (DUQM) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (8-6)
2. Pete Carpenter (DUQM) def. James Lange (GMU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Alex Aleman (DUQM) def. Joe Hill (GMU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Corey Robinson (DUQM) def. Aaron Capitel (GMU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Max Rubin (DUQM) def. Tanner Baine (GMU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Taylor Sargent (GMU) def. Mehdi Mekaoui (DUQM) 1-6, 6-1, 10-5

Doubles competition
1. Pete Carpenter/Alex Aleman (DUQM) def. Joe Hill/James Lange (GMU) 8-2
2. Taylor Sargent/Tanner Baine (GMU) def. Max Rubin/Rich Robbie (DUQM) 8-7 (7-5)
3. Matt Slamecka/Harry Walshe (DUQM) def. Jimmy Davis/Christopher Borden (GMU) 8-7 (7-3)

Match Notes
George Mason 3-4, 0-1 A-10
Duquesne 8-2, 3-0 A-10