MOBILE, Ala. – Ending the season in their first-ever NCCAA National Tournament, Judson ended their pool play with a 5-4 loss to Emmanuel College (Ga.). Judson finishes the year at 11-15 in one of their finest seasons, yet as a three-year old program.
Judson took a 2-1 lead after doubles play but then only came away with two wins in singles play dropping two three set matches. In doubles play, Andrew Moment and Tyler Adland won the #2 doubles match over Vic Knighton and Matt Lynch, 8-6. Adam Westhauser and Jesse Perez followed at #3 doubles, 8-6, over Joaquin Marshall and Jogo Lisboa.
It was singles play that was the difference as Emmanuel took four matches for the decisive 5-4 win. Adland won the #3 singles match over Lisboa, 6-2, 6-0, and Moment took the #4 singles, 6-2, 6-2, for the third and fourth points. Judson fell in #1 singles, 7-6, 1-6, 0-1 and #6 singles, 2-6, 6-2, 0-1. They then fell in straight sets in #2 singles, 6-4, 6-4, and #5 singles, 6-2, 6-3.
It was the finest year of play for Judson since restarting the program as they finished second in the CCAC regular season and tournament championships while posting two CCAC Players of the Week. Playing in the NCCAA National Tournament also marked the program's first-ever national tournament berth. On the schedule, Judson played six teams that were ranked in the NAIA top 25 along with three NCAA Division III programs and one NCAA Division II program.