Men’s tennis opens season with loss

The Blugold men’s tennis team started out their season with a loss hosting the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits with a final meet score of 8-1.

The Blugolds lost all three of their doubles matches and five of the singles matches.

The only UW-Eau Claire win came from freshman singles player Josh Chuba, who beat SDSU freshman Johnny Higham with a score of 6-2 and 6-4.

The Blugolds started their season a day later than originally planned after their meet against St. Ambrose University (Iowa) was cancelled on Friday.

Eau Claire will compete next in a double-header at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday in Wheaton (Ill.).