February 26, 2011

Elon drops Lees-McRae, 7-0

Box score

ELON, N.C. --- The Elon University men's tennis team swept Lees-McRae College in non-conference action on Saturday morning, defeating the Bobcats by a 7-0 tally at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Elon's Chase Helpingstine (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Alberto Rojas (Atlatlahucan, Mexico) posted an 8-0 victory over Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico) and Skylar Warren (Asheville, N.C.) to open doubles play, as Eric Turner (Boone, N.C.) and Thomas Darling (Canton, Mass.) defeated Callum Loveridge (Ashbourne, England) and reigning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary) by an 8-4 tally in the second pairing to give Elon the doubles point. Lees-McRae's Travis VanHoy (Olin, N.C.) and Pedro De Sousa Nunes (Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil) then defeated Carlos Abroleda (Cali, Columbia) and Andrew Prince (Hastings Hudson, N.Y.), 8-4, in the final doubles matchup.

Cameron Silverman (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) opened singles play with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Solymosi, as Phillip Nemec (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) defeated VanHoy 6-2, 6-2 to give Elon a 3-0 cushion. Thomas Darling then notched the deciding point for Elon, defeating Hayes 6-0, 6-4 in the third singles matchup. Arboleda won his fourth-flight match against Nunes 6-1, 6-0, as Phillip Meyer (Bern, Switzerland) defeated Jacob Darling (Katikati, New Zealand) 6-2, 6-2. Prince then wrapped up singles play with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Loveridge.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Wednesday when the Bobcats travel to Jefferson City, Tenn. to take on Carson-Newman College in an NCAA Division II Southeast Region matchup. Play is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.

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