March 8, 2010

No. 30 Men’s Tennis Rolls Through Saints

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.

Singles competition

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

Doubles competition

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