Northern Kentucky men’s tennis fell in a 6-1 decision to Air Force on Friday evening, dropping to 0-2 overall while the Falcons moved to 2-0 on the young season.

Match Notables

  • NKU dropped the opening doubles point, but saw success at the top of the lineup as Aleksander Sadal and Jorge Rodriguez Agudo bested Tadhg Collins and Pat Sklenka, 6-4.
  • Blaine Carr recorded NKU’s point with a three-set win over Robert Baylon in No. 4 singles. Carr dropped the opening set, 6-3, but rallied back to take the match with a 6-4 win in the second and a 6-2 third set.
  • Sadal had a competitive match atop the singles lineup with a pair of extended matches against Sklenka.
  • Nathan Schwartz just missed out on taking the opening set against Luke Sanderson in the No. 2 singles spot, 7-6, and fell 6-3 in the second.

The Norse return to the court tomorrow against Northern Colorado at 1 p.m. MT/3 ET.


Air Force 6, NKU 1


1. Pat Sklenka (USAF) def. Aleksander Sadal (NKU) 7-5, 7-6

2. Luke Sanderson (USAF) def. Nathan Schwartz (NKU) 7-6, 6-3

3. Paul Hendrix (USAF) def. Jorge Rodriguez Agudo (NKU) 6-4, 6-2

4. Blaine Carr (NKU) def. Robert Baylon (USAF) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

5. Tadhg Collins (USAF) def. Chris Murray (NKU) 6-2, 6-2

6. Isaac Perez (USAF) def. Felipe Hidalgo (NKU) 6-1, 6-0


1. Alexsander Sadal/Jorge Rodriguez Agudo (NKU) def. Tadhg Collins/Pat Sklenka (USAF) 6-4

2. Paul Hendrix/Jami Bautista (USAF) def. Nathan Schwartz/Blaine Carr (NKU) 6-1

3. Isaac Perez/Robert Baylon (USAF) def. Felipe Hidalgo/Chris Murray (NKU) 6-2


Chloe Smith

Assistant Athletic Communications Director

Northern Kentucky University


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