Mars Hill, NC--Despite taking two of the three doubles matches against host school Mars Hill College (Mars Hill, NC) in men's tennis action and forcing three singles matches to an extra set, the Bobcats were edged out 5-4 by the Lions. The Lions improve to 6-1 for the year while the Bobcats fall to 6-5 (1-1 Conference Carolinas.)
Junior Alek Mojski (Berlin, Germany) and teammate sophomore Romulus Teague (Hickory, NC) were able to fend off the attack by the Lions' #2 doubles team of Camilo Bueno/Esteban Mesa, finally taking the match 9-7. The second victory in doubles came from Paul Muenow (Fort Mill, SC) and Travis VanHoy (Union Grove, NC) who took the win at #3 by a score of 8-3 in their first doubles match together. At the one spot sophomore Shaun Sumner (Burlington, NC) and freshman Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary) were outscored 8-5.
After losing a tough three set match to Conference Carolina's Men's Tennis Player of the Week Thomas Ollivier on Monday, Solymosi responded by soundly defeating John Allen 6-2, 6-3 at #1. Mojski lost a close 7-5, 6-3 match at the two, then VanHoy, moving up to the three spot for the first time this season, fell in a gut-wretching 7-6 (0), 7-6(3) contest.
Sumner took another point for the Bobcats when he defeated his foe, Mesa, 6-3, 6-4 to garner his fourth win this spring. Teague (#5) and Blair Propert (#6), a native of Gold Coast, Australia, both battled in three set matches before the Lions defeated them. Teague lost his 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 while Propert won his first set 6-1, before losing the second 7-6(4) and the third 6-0.
The Bobcats will resume play on March 15th when they host Conference Carolinas opponent Coker College. Mars Hill will travel to Bristol, TN to take on King College on March 8th.
Pictured: Nandor Solymosi