Tennis Season Ends with Loss to Richmond at A-10's
April 13, 2012
Duquesne wrapped up its 2011-12 season with a 4-3 loss to Richmond in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship.
The Dukes got behind early by losing the doubles point, but took the lead as Aram Abgaryan won at first singles and Max Rubin won at number four. Richmond responded with victories at number five and number six, before Pete Carpenter evened the score at number two. The Spiders however came through with a win at number three to take the match.
"This is a disappointing way to end our season," said head coach Rob Castille. "Richmond played a great match and definitely deserved to win. I hope we use this as a learning experience for our younger guys and apply it in our matches next year. We had a great opportunity in front of us and I feel we let it slip away. But I'm confident this will fuel our fire and we will be back next year."
"We did a lot of great things this year and I am proud of this team," Castille continued. "I think we have a great nucleus and I'm already looking forward to starting things up again in the fall."
The Dukes finished the season with a 13-9 record.