Banner Elk, NC--The Lees-McRae men's tennis team halted a two-game losing skid Saturday afternoon by defeating Conference Carolinas opponent Coker College 5-0. With severe weather in the area, the match was halted when the Bobcats snatched the match-deciding fifth win from the Cobras. With the win the Bobcats improve to 6-5 on the year and 2-1 in conference action. Coker remains winless, falling to 0-6 (0-5) on the season.
Freshman Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary), taking his third win in the last four matches, conceded only one game to Esteban Teran at the one slot to set the pace for the Bobcats Saturday afternoon. Teammate Alek Mojski (Berlin, Germany), battled through his match, overcoming a rally on the part of his opponent to take the 6-4, 7-6 win at the two. #3 Shaun Sumner (Burlington, NC) and #5 Blair Propert (Gold Coast, Australia) both captured their third victories in the last four matches, while Travis VanHoy (Union Grove, NC),also defeated his foe at the four ending the match with the Bobcats fifth win. Paul Muenow (Fort Mill, SC) was leading his competition 6-1, 6-2 when play was suspended.
The Bobcats will face two ranked teams and a conference opponent this next week. First up is #16 Lander University on Monday, March 17th. The following day they face Erskine University, then will take on #37 Tusculum College on Friday to close out the week. The Cobras will travel to Catawba College on Monday, March 17th.
Pictured: Nandor Solymosi