Wildcats rally past Bobcats, 6-1

Box score

DAVIDSON, N.C. --- The Davidson College men's tennis team earned the doubles point, and won the final five singles matches en route to a 6-1 victory over No. 23 Lees-McRae College on Saturday morning in a non-conference tilt.

Davidson's (3-5) Joe Schafer (Orchard Park, N.Y.) and Chris Mark (Union City, Calif.) defeated LMC's (1-3) Skylar Warren (Asheville, N.C.) and Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico) by an 8-4 margin to open doubles play, as Walker Lyons (Wallingford, Pa.) and Ethan Kallick (Pittsburg, Pa.) won their pairing against Travis VanHoy (Olin, N.C.) and Pedro de Sousa Nunes (Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil) by an 8-1 score to give Davidson the doubles point. Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary) and Callum Loveridge (Ashbourne, England) then won the third doubles pairing for LMC, defeating Carter Braxton (Charlotte, N.C.) and Robert Lightbourn (Nassau, Bahamas) by an 8-3 margin.

Solymosi notched his second win of the week over an NCAA Division I opponent, defeating Schafer in an epic third-set tiebreak en route to the 6-4, 2-6, (11-9) victory. Mark put Davidson back in front with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over VanHoy as Lyons defeated Hayes 6-1, 6-4 in the third singles matchup. Arie Hefter (Birmingham, Ala.) defeated Nunes by scores of 6-4 and 6-0 in the fourth doubles tilt, while Kevin Moore (Overland Park, Kan.) won the fifth pairing 6-5, 6-1 over Graham Battle (Boone, N.C.). Kallick then defeated Jacob Darling (Katikati, New Zealand) 6-2, 6-1 in the final matchup of the day.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Tuesday when the Bobcats travel to Hartsville, S.C. to take on Coker College in a Conference Carolinas match. First serve is slated for 3 p.m.

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DAVIDSON, N.C. --- The Davidson College men's tennis team earned the doubles point, and won the final five singles matches en route to a 6-1 victory over No. 23 Lees-McRae College on Saturday morning in a non-conference tilt.

Davidson's (3-5) Joe Schafer (Orchard Park, N.Y.) and Chris Mark (Union City, Calif.) defeated LMC's (1-3) Skylar Warren (Asheville, N.C.) and Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico) by an 8-4 margin to open doubles play, as Walker Lyons (Wallingford, Pa.) and Ethan Kallick (Pittsburg, Pa.) won their pairing against Travis VanHoy (Olin, N.C.) and Pedro de Sousa Nunes (Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil) by an 8-1 score to give Davidson the doubles point. Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary) and Callum Loveridge (Ashbourne, England) then won the third doubles pairing for LMC, defeating Carter Braxton (Charlotte, N.C.) and Robert Lightbourn (Nassau, Bahamas) by an 8-3 margin.

Solymosi notched his second win of the week over an NCAA Division I opponent, defeating Schafer in an epic third-set tiebreak en route to the 6-4, 2-6, (11-9) victory. Mark put Davidson back in front with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over VanHoy as Lyons defeated Hayes 6-1, 6-4 in the third singles matchup. Arie Hefter (Birmingham, Ala.) defeated Nunes by scores of 6-4 and 6-0 in the fourth doubles tilt, while Kevin Moore (Overland Park, Kan.) won the fifth pairing 6-5, 6-1 over Graham Battle (Boone, N.C.). Kallick then defeated Jacob Darling (Katikati, New Zealand) 6-2, 6-1 in the final matchup of the day.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Tuesday when the Bobcats travel to Hartsville, S.C. to take on Coker College in a Conference Carolinas match. First serve is slated for 3 p.m.

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Davidson 6, Lees-McRae 1

Doubles
1. Joe Schafer/Chris Mark (DAV) def. Skylar Warren/Alexander Hayes (LMC) 8-4
2. Walker Lyons/Ethan Kallick (DAV) def. Travis VanHoy/Pedro De Sousa Nunes (LMC) 8-1
3. Nandor Solymosi/Callum Loveridge (LMC) def. Carter Braxton/Robert Lightbourn (DAV) 8-3

Singles
1. Solymosi (LMC) def. Schafer (DAV) 6-4, 2-6, (11-9)
2. Mark (DAV) def. VanHoy (LMC) 6-1, 6-2
3. Lyons (DAV) def. Hayes (LMC) 6-1, 6-4
4. Arie Hefter (DAV) def. Nunes (LMC) 6-4, 6-0
5. Kevin Moore (DAV) def. Graham Battle (LMC) 6-3, 6-1
6. Kallick (DAV) def. Jacob Darling (LMC) 6-2, 6-1