GAFFNEY, S.C. - The No. 30 nationally ranked and No. 9 regionally ranked Lees-McRae College men's tennis team defeated the No. 34 ranked Limestone College Saints, 7-2, Tuesday afternoon in Conference Carolinas match.
The Bobcats jumped out to a 2-1 lead with wins at number one and two doubles. At one doubles, Nandor Solymosi and Travis VanHoy pulled out a9-8 (7-3) win, and at two doubles Steve Karendal and Tyler Grove won in a convincing 8-4 win.
In singles, The Bobcats won five of the six matches to earn the win. All five of the wins were in two sets. Grove had the biggest margin of victory with a 6-0, 6-1 win at number six singles.
1. Nandor Solymosi (LMC) def. Lopez Zuniga, Miguel (LIMEM) 6-1, 6-3
2. Shaun Sumner (LMC) def. Warnholtz, Christian (LIMEM) 6-3, 6-0
3. Stephenson, Mike (LIMEM) def. Travis VanHoy (LMC) 6-3, 6-4
4. Marko Zivkovic (LMC) def. Avila, Paulo (LIMEM) 6-4, 6-1
5. Steve Karendal (LMC) def. Vicain, Jordan (LIMEM) 6-2, 6-3
6. Tyler Grove (LMC) def. Shumate, Nicholas (LIMEM) 6-0, 6-1
1. Nandor Solymosi/Travis VanHoy (LMC) def. Vicain, Jordan/Warnholtz, Christian (LIMEM) 9-8 (7-3)
2. Steve Karendal/Tyler Grove (LMC) def. Stephenson, Mike/Avila, Paulo (LIMEM) 8-4
3. Lopez Zuniga, Miguel/Shumate, Nicholas (LIMEM) def. Derk Bouwman/Shaun Sumner (LMC) 8-5