Men’s Tennis: Sam Shropshire goes down in first round of NCAA Singles Championship

Bobby Pillote, Sports Editor

Men’s Tennis

Sam Shropshire was Northwestern’s backbone in team competition throughout the season, but the sophomore failed Wednesday to carry the Wildcats’ name any further while competing as an individual.

No. 48 Shropshire fell 6-4, 6-3 in the opening round of the NCAA Singles Championship to No. 39 Cameron Norrie of TCU. After losing the first set, Shropshire held a 3-1 lead in the second set, but dropped five straight games to Norrie.

The loss marks the end of the road this season for NU’s No. 1 singles player. Going head-to-head against other teams’ top opponents, Shropshire compiled a 23-13 record overall in singles competition and a 9-1 mark in conference play.

A first-team All-Big Ten selection, Shropshire also helped the Cats to a No. 30 ranking in the country and a 21-10 overall team record.

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