Buena Vista senior Jesse Brace notched a win at number one singles while teaming up with Aaron Pluym to grab a win at number one doubles, but the Beavers came up short against Morningside in the match played in Sioux Tuesday afternoon, 7-2.
Brace took the first set in his singles match but had to play a third-set tiebreaker after dropping the second. He was able to sqeak out a thriller in that set, winning a tight 12-10 bout. He was then in for a barn burner in the doubles match but the duo did cling to a 9-8 triumph.
"What can I say that hasn't arleady been said about jesse," said head coach Brett Groen. "Tonight he finished up his BVU dual meet career by helping us get our two wins. He and Aaron had to overcome four breaks of serve, and in doubles that's hard to do."
The Mustangs didn't allow many points after that, winning five matches without allowing a single point.
"As a team, each one of the guys improved on things from last thursday," Groen added. "To be able to compete in our conference tournament this weekend, we are going to have to continue improving each time we hit a ball."
Buena Vista is 0-2 on the year and will take part in the Iowa Conference Individual Tournament this Friday-Sunday in Ankeny.