The week started with some poor results from UT-Tyler, blowing 3-0 against Bowdoin and then losing 2 of 3 doubles to CMU in an eventual 6-3 loss that was really never close. They redeemed themselves today against Redlands but I won't be discussing that in this recap. We then got our first look at the second ranked Bears and they looked very dominant with good wins against Pomona-Pitzer and Bowdoin. I thought Bowdoin would fair better than 8-1 but Wash U proved to be too good.
A nailbiter at Redlands on Thursday with Redlands defeating CMU in a 3rd set breaker with the match tied 4-4. This was a very hard fought match between two evenly matched teams. CMU was a little flat the day after losing to Bowdoin by a score of 7-2. The two matches that everyone was looking forward to also took place on Friday. Kenyon traveled to Santa Cruz to take on the Slugs for a second time this season. Cruz was dominant from the start sweeping doubles and dominating the bottom of the lineup for a very routine 7-2 win.
CMS looked great over the weekend with 3 wins and close fight against UPenn. They took on #1 ranked Emory at home but fell by a 5-4 score. Emory really was ahead wire to wire and the score appears closer than the actual match was. The 10-18 range in the rankings just got messy today with Tyler's win against Redlands. The next few weeks have a ton of action so hopefully we will figure out how good each team really is.