Due West, SC--Tuesday afternoon the Lees-McRae Bobcats charged over host school Erskine College 8-1 in Conference Carolinas men's tennis action. The Bobcats, after falling to #16 ranked Lander University the day before, regrouped to turn out a solid performance against the Fleet, allowing them only one point. The Bobcats are now 8-6 overall and 3-1 in league play while the Fleet falls to 1-10 overall (1-4 conference).
At #1 singles, freshman Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary) took control of his match defeating Fabio Ciarrucchi 6-0, 6-1. Shaun Sumner (Burlington, NC) played his first match of the year at the two slot outstroking his opponent Simeon Harrar to take the 6-0, 6-3 win. With the victory Sumner's winning streak increases to four.
Junior Alek Mojski (Berlin, Germany) and freshman Travis VanHoy (Union Grove, NC) both won easily at the three and four positions over Jacob Gregory and Johnny Holland respectively. At the five, the Fleet's Ryan Miller took the only point for the match in a tight 7-6(5), 7-5 contest over Romulus Teague (Hickory, NC). Blair Propert (Gold Coast, Australia) took the win for the Bobcats over Aaron Gregory.
The duo of Sumner/Solymosi did not give up a point in their 8-0 victory in #1 doubles over J. Gregory/Holland. Mojski/Teague handled Miller/Ciarrucchi 8-3 while Paul Muenow(Fort Mill, SC)/VanHoy outlasted the attack by Harrar/A.Gregory to complete the doubles sweep.
On Friday, March 21 the Bobcats will travel to Greenville, TN to face #37 Tusculum College.
Pictured: Shaun Sumner