Wingate, NC--With junior Alek Mojski winning for the fourth time in five opportunities, the Lees-McRae Bobcats defeated non-conference opponent Wingate University 7-2 in men's tennis action Wednesday afternoon at the Wingate University tennis facility. The Bobcats improve to 9-11 overall and remain at 4-3 in Conference Carolinas play. The Bulldogs fall to 8-11 for the season.
The Bobcats nearly swept singles action as freshman Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary), at No. 1, continues to gain experience on the court, defeating Mitchell Lvovsky 6-2, 6-1. Mojski outlasted his opponent Jose Valarezo 7-5, 7-5 as he builds momentum heading into tournament time. Shaun Sumner (Burlington, NC) put himself back on a winning streak when he claimed a 6-4, 6-3 win over Braeden Patchell in the three slot.
At the four, Travis VanHoy (Union Grove, NC) battled through a close 7-6(5) first set, then settled down to take the second 6-0 over Brendan Molan. Blair Propert (Gold Coast, Australia) jumped up to play in the fifth flight and provided the Bobcats with another victory, going 6-3, 6-0 over Louis Villarroel. Freshman Jesse Laughrun (Burnsville, NC), competing in his second singles match of the spring season, clawed his way through a lengthy match before falling to the Bulldogs' Felipe Fidalgo 7-6(4), 4-6(11-9) to give Wingate their only point in singles action.
The Lees-McRae duo of Mojski/Solymosi joined forces to defeat Valarezo/Patchell 8-5 in No. 1 doubles, while Sumner/VanHoy added another point to the Bobcats' tally when took the 8-3 win over Fidalgo/Molan in the second flight. Propert/Laughrun fell to Lvovsky/Villarroel 8-4.
The Bobcats resume Conference Carolinas play Saturday, April 12, when they host Barton College. First serve is set for 2:00pm. The team will round out its regular season play the following day in a rescheduled match against Pfeiffer University at the Lees-McRae Baker tennis facility.
Pictured: Alek Mojski