The Roadrunners men’s tennis team split their season opener this past weekend in Pueblo.
They won 7-2 over Texas-Permian Basin but then lost 9-0 to Nebraska-Kearney.
In the first matchup against UTPB, Metro won five of the six singles matchups.
Josh Graetz, Nick Baker, Calum Hayes, John Qualls and Sam Stember all won their matches. All five players won in straight sets and had a very strong performance across the board against the Falcons.
The Runners also won two of the three doubles matches, with Graetz and Baker teaming up to win the first one 8-3. Andrew Haralson and Luke Lundstrum pair up to win the other match 8-6.
The Roadrunners failed to win a match against a No. 39 Lopers team that had a very strong outing from all of their players.
Metro fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss, and is now ranked seventh in the region.
The next matchup for the Roadrunners will be back home as they host the Roadrunner Invitational Sept. 20 and 21 at the Regency Athletic Complex.
The Runners hope to improve on last year’s season in which they were beaten by Colorado Mesa in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament and finished 12-11.