Propert Provides Singles Win versus Catawba

The Lees-McRae Men's Tennis Team squared off against Catawba College on Friday for their last scheduled match of the fall 2006 season. In the singles match-ups, Blair Propert proved to be the shining light for the Bobcats, coming up with Lees-McRae's only win in the singles defeating Catawba's Kyle Thorsten. Propert wasted no time in the first set, putting away Thorsten with a dominating 6-3 win followed by a crushing 6-2 victory in the second set to seal the match. Catawba's on-point playing proved too much for Lees-McRae in the other singles matches, leaving them with Propert's win as the highlight.

Not discouraged by the singles play, Lees-McRae proved the overall victor in the doubles match-ups against Catawba. The Bobcat team of Alek Mojski and Ricardo Velazquez took out Catawba's number one doubles team of Jose Velazquez and Drew Ramsey with a skilled 8-5 win. In the number 3 doubles match-up, Lees-McRae's Paul Meunow and Justin Cole also dominated the court in their 8-4 victory over Catawba's team of Kyle Thorsten and Shaun Bridgewater.

Be sure to look for the Lees-McRae men's team back in action for the spring 2007 season!

Singles:

1.) Alek Mojski - loss to Jose Velazquez 3-6, 2-6

2.) Ricardo Velazquez - loss to Sean Soltan 1-6, 6-1, 4-10

3.) Charley Whiteley - loss to Cyle Petersen 6-7, 3-6

4.) Blair Propert - def. Kyle Thorsten 6-3, 6-2

5.) Paul Meunow - loss Drew Ramsey 3-6, 1-6

6.) Justin Cole - loss to Shaun Bridgewater 1-6, 2-6

Doubles:

1.) Alek Mojski/Ricardo Velazquez - def. Jose Velazquez/Drew Ramsey 8-5

2.) Blair Propert/Charley Whiteley - loss to Cyle Petersen/Sean Soltan 9-8

3.) Paul Meunow/Justin Cole - def. Kyle Thorsten/Shaun Bridgewater 8-4