#13 Trinity Men Fall to D-II #9 Hawaii Pacific to Open 2020

#13 Trinity Men Fall to D-II #9 Hawaii Pacific to Open 2020

Honolulu, Hawaii – The 13th-ranked Tiger men's tennis team opened the 2020 spring season with a 6-1 loss to Division II's ninth-ranked Hawaii Pacific University on Wednesday afternoon.



Trinity takes a loss to begin the season, while Hawaii Pacific moves to 1-0 to open the year. It marks the third straight season that the Tigers have opened up against a non-Division III opponent.

The Sharks took the top two lines of doubles to secure the doubles point, though Trinity avoided the sweep by winning line three. HPU won the first three singles matches to clinch the overall win and went on to take five of six singles contests.

Senior Jordan Pitts was a straight-set winner to snag the only point of the day for the Tigers, winning 6-3, 6-4 at line two singles.

Christian Settles and Hao Nguyen battled for a 7-6 (8-6) win at #3 doubles for the only other Trinity match victory on Wednesday.

Prior to his singles win, Pitts teamed up with Cameron Krimbill at #1 doubles and the Tiger duo suffered a narrow 6-7 (2-7) loss. Pitts and Krimbill reached the ITA Southwest Regional Doubles Semifinals last fall.

Last season, Pitts earned an 18-6 doubles record and Krimbill finished the year 12-6 overall in doubles. Pitts qualified for the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships last spring.



The Tigers continue their Hawaiian road trip by facing off against California Institute of Technology tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. (HT).