COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Seward County men's tennis team has earned enough respect that Division I schools want to play them. The Saints started their season on Monday, traveling to take on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The Falcons defeated the No. 3 NJCAA Saints 6-1.
Seward lost the doubles points, getting swept Air Force to go down 1-0. All three doubles team lost by a score of 6-2.
In singles play, Nick Rousset lost a hard-fought battle in the No. 1 spot. After falling 6-1 in the first set, the ITA National Champion came back to win 6-1 in set two, only to fall 6-1 in the final set. Francisco Vargas lost a tough 5-7, 6-2, 4-10 match in No. 5. Sander Jans was the lone Saint to win on the day, batting back from a 3-6 opening set loss to win consecutive sets 7-5, 7-6(3).
The Saints will have a week off before getting back to action, traveling to Lawton, Oklahoma to face Cameron University on Friday, February 15.