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Men's tennis upended at home by Frostburg State

(Posted September 16, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College men's tennis team made a dent in Frostburg State with a point in doubles play, but could only take two of the six singles matches and dropped a 6-3 decision to the visiting Bobcats, Wednesday afternoon on the Raffensperger Tennis Courts.

The Juniata tandem of Brice Morey (Enola, Pa./East Pennsboro) and Alden Hiller (South Williamsport, Pa./South Williamsport) had the lone Eagle win in doubles, with an 8-4 victory over Frostburg's Josh Galvez and Christian Ernst at no. 3 doubles.

Morey went on to post a straight set win over the Bobcats' Eddie McMurtrie at no. 3 singles, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3). Juniata's other win in singles competition came at no. 5 singles, where Andrew Hoffman (Blain, Pa./Susquehanna Township) come from behind to notch a 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 10-6 win over Galvez.

Juniata (0-2) will return to the courts this Sunday, Sept. 20, when both the men's and women's teams will face Penn State-Harrisburg at 12:00 p.m. in Harrisburg. The Eagles close out the fall portion of their 2009-10 slate on Sunday, Sept. 27, when they host Lebanon Valley College starting at 12:00 p.m.

Complete results are below:

Frostburg State 6, Juniata 3
Doubles

1 - Mike Stevenson/Ramon Gutierrez (FSU) def. Jarrad Silver/Scott Andrews, 8-4
2 - Eddie McMurtrie/Jeff Lesky (FSU) def. Tucker Good/Andrew Hoffman, 8-3
3 - Brice Morey/Alden Hiller (JUN) def. Josh Galvez/Christian Ernst, 8-4

Singles
1 - Mike Stevenson (FSU) def. Jarrad Silver, 6-4, 6-1
2 - Ramon Gutierrez (FSU) def. Tucker Good, 6-1, 6-1
3 - Brice Morey (JUN) def. Eddie McMurtrie, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
4 - Jeff Lesky (FSU) def. Scott Andrews, 1-6, 6-4, 10-8
5 - Andrew Hoffman (JUN) def. Josh Galvez, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 10-6
6 - Christian Ernst (FSU) def. Alden Hiller, 6-0, 6-1

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