May 7, 2009

Bobcats Advanced in NCAA Tournament with 5-3 Win

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA - The Lees-McRae College Bobcats men's tennis team won their opening round match, 5-3, in the Southeast Regional of the NCAA Tournament over Limestone College Thursday afternoon at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility on the campus of Georgia College and State University.


The Bobcats fell behind after doubles 2-1. The doubles combination of Shaun Sumner and Travis VanHoy scored the team's double point with an 8-4 win at their number two position.

Alek Mojski scored the Bobcats first singles point of the day with a 7-5, 6-0 win at his number two singles position to tie the match at two.

Conference Carolinas Player of the Year, Nandor Solymosi, followed with a straight set, 6-2, 6-1, win at his number one singles position to give the Bobcats the 3-2 lead.

After Limestone tied the match, Shaun Sumner rallied from being down a set to earn a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win at his number three singles position to give the Bobcats a 4-3 lead.

Steve Karendal sealed the match with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win at his number six position to advance the Bobcats and earn the 5-3 win.

The Bobcats now advance to play host and top seeded Georgia College and State University Friday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the semifinals.

Complete Results

Pictured: Steve Karendal