Banner Elk, N.C. – Southern Wesleyan defeats Lees McRae Bobcats in Conference Carolinas action in a final score of 7-2.
Final: Southern Wesleyan 7, Lees McRae 2
Records: Southern Wesleyan (5-8 / CC 2-3), Lees McRae (1-8 / CC 0-2)
Coach Jernigan Says…
"What a great day to watch tennis. The men's team came out and from the start played so hard. We know this was going to be a very tough match. Last year we won 5-4 so it was super close. All week at practice we were focused on Lees-McRae so it was good to walk out with a win. So happy for the men's team."
How It Happened
The Warriors took two out of three in doubles action. Urs Widow and Harry Reed won the first set for the Warriors in a final of 8-1. They were followed by Camilo Sandoval and Daniel Bolivar to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead after their final match score of 8-1. The Bobcats countered by taking the final set in doubles in a final score of 8-7(2)
Southern Wesleyan regained control of the match in singles action after winning five of the six singles matches. Daniel Bolivar took the first singles win, defeating Zahn 6-4 and 6-2. Camilo Sandoval took the next win in a 7-6(2) and 6-2 final. The Bobcats took the third singles match. However, the Warriors would not let them gain control, winning the final three singles matches. Urs Widow won his singles match 6-3 and 7-5, and Stan Grzeslo took his 6-0 and 6-0. Harry Reed won the final match for the Warriors in a final 6-2, 3-6 and 1-0(7).
Southern Wesleyan will next travel to King on March 25 to take on the Tornado at 12 pm. They will remain away on March 30 and April 1. On March 31, Southern Wesleyan will take on the Pfeiffer Falcons at 1 pm and then on April 1 they will travel to Belmont Abbey to take on the Crusaders at 2 pm.