Banner Elk, NC--The Lees-McRae men's tennis team extended their winning streak to three Saturday afternoon defeating Conference Carolinas opponent Barton College at the Baker Tennis Facility in Banner Elk, NC. The Bobcats improve their record to 5-3 in league play and 10-11 overall while the Bulldogs drop to 2-5 (5-10 overall).
The Bobcats took a 3-0 advantage from doubles action today. Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary) and Alek Mojski (Berlin, Germany) held out for an 8-6 win over Scott Reddick /Ceasar Grobel in the first flight while Shaun Sumner (Burlington, NC) and Travis VanHoy (Union Grove, NC) combined forces to shut out Leandro Peron/Eduardo Stefani 8-0. Romulus Teague (Hickory, NC) and Jesse Laughrun (Burnsville, NC) allowed William Cobb/Diego Salinas only one game at the three slot, winning 8-1.
In singles action Solymosi won his third consecutive match, defeating Conference Carolinas week six Player of the Week Reddick 6-1, 6-1. The freshman now has six conference wins to his name all in the No. 1 slot. Mojski suffered his first conference loss of the season falling 6-1, 6-2 to Grobel while Sumner also grabbed his third straight and sixth conference victory when he took the 6-4, 6-2 match over Salinas.
Following suit at the fourth flight, another freshman, VanHoy, claimed his third consecutive win and fifth in conference when he defeated Stefani 6-0, 6-3. Laughrun, in his first match at the five, fell 4-6, 6-0, (10-8) to Peron while Blair Propert (Gold Coast, Australia) was credited with a win by default.
The Bobcats wrap up their regular season tomorrow when they host Pfeiffer University at 1:00pm.
Pictured: Nandor Solymosi