No. 15 Men’s Tennis Team Falls to Augusta State, 6-3, in Season Opener

AUGUSTA, GA. - The No. 15 Lees-McRae College men's tennis team opened their season with a loss, 6-3, to No. 26 Augusta State.

The Bobcats earned their first point at the number two doubles position where Shawn Sumner and Steve Karendal won 8-4.

In singles, No. 22 Nandor Solymosi started his singles season with a 6-1, 6-1 win at number one to give the Bobcats their second point, and Graham Battle earned the team's final point of the match with a 5-7, 6-4, 2-1 ret. win at number six singles.

The Bobcats will host Division I UNC-Asheville on February 7th for their next match.

Men's Doubles

#1 #21Bernardo Fernandes/Henrique Boturao (ASU) def. #24 Solymosi/Vanhoy (LMC), 8-4

#2 Summer/Karendal (LMC) def. Jenner Stevenson/Jan Labas (ASU), 8-4

#3 Wu Ferraz/Rafael Milhati (ASU) def. Zivkovic/Loveridge (LMC), 8-4

Men's Singles

#1 #22 Solymosi (LMC) def. Jenner Stevenson (ASU), 6-1, 6-1

#2 Bernardo Fernandes (ASU) def. Summer (LMC), 6-3, 6-0

#3 Henrique Boturao (ASU) def. Vanhoy (LMC), 6-2, 6-4

#4 Jan Labas (ASU) def. Karendal (LMC), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

#5 Rafael Milhati (ASU) def. Zivkovic (LMC), 6-4, 0-6, 6-4

#6 Battle (LMC) def. Wu Ferraz (ASU), 5-7, 6-4, 2-1 ret.

#26 Augusta State def. #15 Lees-McRae, 6-3