FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Following back-to-back wins to open the season, the Bridgewater Eagles men's tennis team split the singles matches but fell in all three doubles matches to fall to Methodist University by a 6-3 score.
In singles play, senior Chris Radke dropped his first match of the year by a tight 6-3, 6-4 tally, before the Eagles' number two and three players turned in a pair of solid victories.
At number two, freshman Peter Hawkins continued a stellar start to his BC career with an easy 6-0, 6-0 victory to earn his third straight win. Teammate Brad DeWitt took down Eric Smith in straight-sets with a 6-4, 6-3 shootout win to earn the victory at number three.
Methodist was victorious at four and six, while Brent Floyd was a 6-1, 5-7, 10-4 winner at number five to even the tally at three apiece following singles action.
In doubles play, Methodist ruled the day, starting with an 8-4 victory at number one doubles.
At number two, Teddy Callow and Hawkins fell by an 8-1 score, while Floyd and partner Martin Donaire fell in a tight 9-7 matchup at number three.
The loss for the Eagles was the first of the year after the team hadn't lost a match in the first two dual meets of the season.
Bridgewater is back in action on Monday in Hilton Head, S.C. against Trine University.