EMPORIA, Kan. - Junior Beau Fresquez continued his stellar 2007-08 season Friday, earning a win in the number-two singles match and joining with Ricardo Oaxaca to earn the victory in the number-one doubles match while the ThunderWolves lost six matches to three to Emporia State.
Fresquez, who has posted a 6-2 mark in singles play this season, took down Emporia's Kent Grossling, who has been the team's number-one player on several occasions this season, by a score of 6-2, 6-0.
Fresquez and Oaxaca just barely edged out Emporia's number-one doubles combo, Nathan Mai and Kevin Schoon, by a 9-8 score.
One other doubles combo, James MacIndoe and Royce Cappis, earned their first win of the season with a 9-8 win over Jose Vaca and Eric Sparks.
Emporia State, the sixth-ranked team in the North Central Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, switched their lineup around to gain an upper hand over the Pack, switching their number one and two entrants in both singles and doubles. The result was their number-one losing in a number-two match, and their number-two doubles combo falling in the one-slot, as well.
"They are a good team and they really tried to stack the deck against us," Pack coach Tom Durham said. "But we played really well and were just a few points away from winning the entire match outright."
The ThunderWolves will return to the court on April 1 with a match against Division III team, Colorado College, in Colorado Springs.