NorCal playoffs: Modesto eliminates Falcons

NorCal playoffs: Modesto eliminates Falcons

The FLC men's tennis team entered the Regional playoffs as the #4 seeded team, but couldn't use the home court to their advantage as they fell to the visiting Pirates, 8-1, on Tuesday afternoon at Falcon Tennis Complex.  Playing without their #2 player due to illness, the Falcons put up a good fight but ultimately lost too many close matches.  Two of the singles matches went three sets, and all three doubles were close until the end.  "We were definitely at a disadvantage without Dan," noted head coach Patrick Rutz, referring to Dan Alves.  "With him, this is a different match.  But the guys gave it a good effort; we were in every match."  The men finished the 'team' portion of their season with a 9-3 overall record. 

Doubles                                                   Singles

Morley/Schubert lost 6-8                          Stephen Morley won 6-2, 6-1

James/Rollag lost 3-8                              James James lost 6-2, 2-6, 3-6

Dimitrov/Sedgewick lost 5-8                    Justin Rollag lost 2-6, 4-6

                                                            Bryce Gehlbach lost 1-6, 7-6, 0-6

                                                             Sam Dimitrov lost 3-6, 5-7

                                                             Jeremy Schubert lost 3-6, 0-6