ELKTON, Md. – The University of Delaware men’s tennis team opened conference play Friday morning with a 6-1 loss to the hands of James Madison University at Elkton Indoor Tennis.
 
Graduate student Dustin Britton provided the lone win of the day for the Blue Hens, who fall to 2-2 on the year and 0-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
 
Britton captured the exciting 7-6 (6), 1-6, 11-9 victory over Theophile Lanthiez in No. 5 singles to move to 3-1 in dual match play this season.
 
POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head Coach Pablo Montana
“Overall, I’m pleased with our performance today. Even though we lost, I saw a lot of positive things. In our doubles, we had match points at No. 1 and we were a couple of points away from winning at No. 3. In singles, we competed really well, but they were definitely the better team today. Congratulations to Dustin for pulling out a nice win at No. 5.”
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   Sunday, February 11 – Chestnut Hill at Delaware – 3 p.m. – DuPont Country Club (Wilmington, Del.)
   ·   Saturday, February 17 – Delaware at Swarthmore – 9:30 a.m. – Michael Mullan Tennis Center (Swarthmore, Pa.)
   ·   Saturday, February 17 – Delaware vs. Muhlenberg – 1 p.m. – Michael Mullan Tennis Center (Swarthmore, Pa.)
 
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