Bobcats battle to 8-1 win over Fleet

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DUE WEST, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men's tennis team registered a hard-fought 8-1 victory over Erskine College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon, sweeping doubles action and winning the first three singles flights.

Lees-McRae's (1-3, 1-0 CC) duo of Pedro De Sousa Nunes (Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil) and Skylar Warren (Asheville, N.C.) opened the day with an 8-3 victory over Erskine's (2-4, 2-2 CC) pairing of Angelo Ciarrocchi and Vincent Chauvette. Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico) and Marcelo Tatai (Sao Paulo, Brazil) posted an 8-5 win over Jack West and Connor Roy, before Graham Battle (Boone, N.C.) and Hang Lak Choi (Newton, N.C.) defeated James Hoatson and Coleman Welch by a tally of 8-5.

Nunes kicked off singles play with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Chauvette, before Hayes sealed the overall victory for the Bobcats with a hard-fought 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) victory against West. Warren defeated Hoatson, 6-3, 6-3, in the third singles flight, as Roy registered a 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6) win over Battle at No. 4. Tatai posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Robert Clarke at No. 5 singles, before Choi defeated Aaron Twitty, 6-1, 6-7 (2-10), 1-0 (10-5) to close out the day.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Sunday when the Bobcats travel to Asheville, N.C. to take on UNC Asheville at 3 p.m.

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