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No. 37 men's tennis gives tough battle to No. 14 Tufts in setback

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- The 37th-ranked Colby College men's tennis team received singles win from Carl Reid and Vlad Murad in a tight 6-3 loss to 14th-ranked Tufts University on Wednesday.

Shaw Speeer and Cam Hillier combined for an 8-5 win at third doubles to get Colby an early point. Reid and Murad lost a tough 9-7 match at the first doubles spot.
 

In singles play, Reid and Murad both won after winning the first set and losing the second. Reid won 6-3 in the third set and Murad coasted to a 6-2 victory.

Colby (5-3 overall, 0-1 NESCAC) plays at Occidental on Thursday at 8 p.m. (EST).
 

Tufts 6, Colby 3

Doubles

1: Griffin Brockman/Rohan Gupte, T, d. Carl Reid/Vlad Murad, 9-7

2: Zach Shaff/Benjamin Battle, T, d. Scott Altmeyer/Zale Shah, 8-4

3: Shaw Speer/Cam Hillier, C, d. Zain Ali/Ben Biswas, 8-5

Singles

1: Reid, C, d. Gupte, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

2: Murad, C, d. Ali, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

3: Dan Coran, T, d. Altmeyer, 6-4, 7-6 (6)

4: Nathan Niemiec, T, d. Shah, 6-3, 7-5

5: Kevin Kelly, T, d. Speer, 6-0, 6-3

6: Ethan Chen, T, d. Hillier, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3