The University of Redlands men's tennis team completed a busy week of non-conference action by rallying for an incredible 5-4 epic win over No. 34 Christopher Newport University (VA) on Friday. After facing a 2-4 deficit, the Bulldogs clawed their way back to tie it up before first-year Thomas Reznik (Belmont, CA) captured the deciding win at No. 4.
Nonetheless, Redlands evened the tally at two apiece with Libao's straight-set showing at No. 5 singles.
But CNU continued to push and seemingly grabbed the momentum with back-to-back victories at Nos. 1 and 3.
Now down 2-4, the Maroon and Gray faced must-win scenarios in every remaining match to pull out the positive outcome. Leahy did his part with a gritty, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 result at the No. 2 slot before first-year Andrew Yip (Honolulu, HI) kept the Bulldogs' hopes alive by defeating his No. 6 opponent, 6-4, 7-5.
With the score tied at four-all, Redlands looked to Reznik at No. 4 to complete the comeback by stepping up under pressure for the 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory.
Redlands (2-2) faces Haverford College on Tuesday, March 12, at 2 p.m. on Verdieck Courts.