Royals best Bobcats, 8-1

Box score

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The Queens University of Charlotte men's tennis team swept doubles play and won five of six singles matches en route to an 8-1 win over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday afternoon.

Queens' (5-4, 3-0 CC) duo of Christaan Lee-Daigle and Raahil Dhruva opened the day with an 8-4 win over Lees-McRae's (1-6, 1-2 CC) pairing of Skylar Warren (Asheville, N.C.) and Pedro De Sousa Nunes (Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil), as Joshua Bloch and Ignacio Casali defeated Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico) and Marcelo Tatai (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 8-4. Andre Bafume and Gustavo Munhoz registered an 8-5 win over Graham Battle (Boone, N.C.) and Hang Lak Choi (Newton, N.C.)

Lee-Daige won the first set in his opening singles match against Nunes, 6-0, before LMC's top-flight player was forced to retire. Hayes responded for the Bobcats with a 6-1, 7-5 victory against Bloch, before Casali defeated Warren, 6-2, 6-4. Dhruva registered a 6-1, 6-0 win against Battle in the fourth singles flight, while Bafume defeated Tatai, 6-1, 6-3. Munhoz closed out the day with a 6-0, 6-3 victory against Choi.

Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Thursday when the Bobcats host Lincoln Memorial University in non-conference play at noon.

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