Bulldogs hold off Bobcats, 5-2

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. --- The UNC Asheville men's tennis team swept doubles play, and registered wins in four of the six singles en route to a 5-2 win over Lees-McRae College, ranked No. 22 in the latest Campbell's/ITA NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Poll, in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.

UNC Asheville (6-4) swept doubles play to earn the first point of the afternoon, as Matt Waissen (Basingstoke, Great Britain) and Jonas Brobeck (Stockholm, Sweden) opened the day with an 8-4 victory over Lees-McRae's (3-5) Travis VanHoy (Olin, N.C.) and Pedro De Sousa Nunes (Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil). Nathan White (Hoover, Ala.) and Nicolai Nonnenbroich (Mougins, France) followed with an 8-5 win against Skylar Warren (Asheville, N.C.) and Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico), while Thomas Rees (Worcestershire, Great Britain) and Adrien Langeard (Caen, France) earned a hard-fought 8-7 (7-4) victory over Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary) and Callum Loveridge (Ashbourne, England).

Solymosi answered for the Bobcats in the first singles matchup, defeating Nonnenbroich 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, (17-15) to even the tally at 1-1. Langeard then defeated VanHoy by scores of 6-0, 6-2 to reclaim the lead for the Bulldogs, while Waissen knocked off Hayes, 6-0, 6-3, in the third pairing. Nunes countered with a hard-fought win over Ryan Matthews (Greensboro, N.C.) in the No. 4 matchup, winning the tilt by scores of 6-7, 6-3, and 10-7.

Brobeck tallied the deciding point for the Bulldogs in the fifth pairing, defeating Graham Battle (Boone, N.C.), 6-1, 6-1 before White closed out the afternoon with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jacob Darling (Katikati, New Zealand).

Lees-McRae returns to action on Monday when the Bobcats travel to Mount Olive, N.C. to resume their Conference Carolinas schedule against Mount Olive College. Play is slated to begin at 2 p.m.

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