Royals upset No. 22 Bobcats, 7-2

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BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Queens University of Charlotte men's tennis team won two of three matches in doubles play, and swept the first four singles flights en route to a 7-2 victory over No. 22 Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas action on Wednesday afternoon.

Lees-McRae's (6-8, 5-2 CC) Nandor Solymosi (Drebecen, Hungary) and Travis VanHoy (Olin, N.C.) opened the day with an 8-6 win over Queens' (10-2, 6-0 CC) Christian Lee-Daigle and Raahii Dhruva. The Royals' David Hannon and Josh Bloch answered with an 8-4 victory against Pedro De Sousa Nunes (Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil) and Graham Battle (Boone, N.C.), before Ignacio Casali and Gustavo Munhoz defeated Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico) and Callum Loveridge (Ashbourne, England) by an 8-6 margin.

Lee-Daigle then kicked off singles play with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Solymosi, as Hannon rallied for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win against VanHoy to give the Royals a 4-1 lead. Bloch delivered the deciding point for Queens with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Hayes, before Dhruva defeated Nunes, 3-6, 6-1, 10-8. Loveridge tallied the Bobcats' second point with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Munhoz before Casali closed out the day with a 6-4, 7-6 (13-11) victory over Battle.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Friday when the Bobcats host Wingate University at 2:30 p.m.

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