Purdue faced Louisville on Sunday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in what turned out to be a tough loss.
The Boilermakers (4-3) fell 1-4 to the Cardinals (8-3) due to Louisville’s singles talent. Purdue received a win from junior Stephan Koenigsfest, who defeated Fabien Salle in two sets 6-3 and 6-2.
Following Koenigsfest’s victory, singles play proved challenging for Purdue. Junior Franz Luna was unable to stop Federico Gomez and dropped both sets 4-6 and 3-6.
Purdue got close in singles with sophomore Maksymilian Raupuk, who faced Sergio Ramirez from Louisville and lost the first set after a long back-and-forth battle 4-6. The second set came down to the wire; however, Raupuk was unable to hang on at the end and ultimately lost 6-7 to Ramirez.
The Boilermakers couldn’t get a win from doubles play either. Junior Athell Bennett and Luna paired up but lost 3-6 to the team of Gomez and Alex Westbrooks.
Julio and Koenigsfest also fell short for Purdue, losing 3-6 to Lancaster and George Hedley.
The men’s tennis team will be back in action at 12 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana, looking to recover from the struggles they faced against Louisville.