Presbvyterian College men's tennis (1-0) defeated the Kennesaw State Owls (1-1), 5-2, in its opening match at Templeton Courts.
“I am very proud of our team. What we did today is not easy after coming back from holiday break, with only five days of practice and playing a good Kennesaw State team. We dug in and got a very good home win to start the season,” said head coach John Collins.
The Blue Hose started the match strong by claiming the doubles point with wins in 2 flights. PC won 4 singles matches to claim the overall victory.
1. Max Benson/Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Daniel Botti/Matthew Terry (KSU) 6-2
2. Nicholas McKinney/Sebastian Dominguez (PC) def. Harvey Conway/Seru Tezuka (KSU) 6-4
3. Javier Matos/Georgije Babic (PC) – Raul Garcia/Hugo Salmeron (KSU) 5-4 did not finish
Order of Finish:1, 2
1. Terry (KSU) def. Benson (PC) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
2. Milanovic (PC) def. Garcia (KSU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Kevin Patel (KSU) def. McKinney (PC) 6-4, 6-1
4. Matos (PC) def. Conway (KSU) 7-5, 6-4
5. Babic (PC) def. Tezuka (KSU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Dominguez (PC) def. Salmeron (KSU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 5, 4, 1, 6
Women’s tennis dropped its season-opening match 7-0 on Saturday morning against visiting Kennesaw State.
"It was a tough ... opener against Kennesaw State. I thought the team battled hard but KSU was tough. I am looking forward to training hard Monday and Tuesday and getting ready for Wednesday’s match at Clemson," said head coach Joel Roberts.
Kennesaw State won 2 doubles matches before securing the win with 5 singles victories.
1. Kat Muzik (KSU) def. Jessica Leeman (PC) 6-0, 6-2
2. Taylor Dean (KSU) def. Zeba Jamal (PC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Ji Youn Lee (KSU) def. Claudia Sanchez (PC) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
4. Valentina Taddia (KSU) def. Alexa Wilson (PC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Soomin Kim (KSU) def. Lucianna Piedra (PC) 6-2,6-3
6. Sofia Pinedo (KSU) def. Beth Lacey (PC) 6-0, 6-2
1. Taylor Dean/Kat Muzik (KSU) def. Zeba Jamal/Alexa Wilson (PC) 6-3
2. Ji Youn Lee/Valentina Taddia (KSU) def. Claudia Sanchez/Lucianna Piedra (PC) 5-4 (Unfinished)
3. Soomin Kim/Sofia Pinedo (KSU) def. Beth Lacey/Jessica Leeman (PC) 6-3