March 30, 2010

No. 30 Men’s Tennis Team Dominates No. 24 Trojans, 7-2

ANDEROSN, S.C. - The No. 30 Lees-McRae College men's tennis team upset the No. 24 Anderson University Trojan, 7-2, Tuesday for the second consecutive season in a Conference Carolinas match.

In 2009, the Bobcats beat the Trojans 5-4 at Lees-McRae's indoor tennis facility the then No. 39 Bobcats upset the No. 17 Trojans, 5-4, but this season it was a different story.

The Bobcats won at number one and three doubles to take a 2-1 lead. At one doubles, Steve Karendal and Travis VanHoy won 8-4, and at number three doubles Shaun Sumner and Marko Zivkovic held on to win 9-7.

In singles, Sumner earned the team's first point with a 6-2, 6-2 win at number three, and doubles partner Zivkovic put the Bobcats one point away from the win with a 6-2, 6-1 win at number four singles.

Nandor Solymosi, clinched it for the Bobcats at number one singles with a 6-4, 6-1 win, but the Bobcats weren't finished. Steve Karendal added a 6-0, 6-0 statement win at number five, and Tyler Grove ended it with a 6-4, 6-4 win at number six.

The Bobcats are now 9-4 overall and the only unbeaten team in the conference at 6-0.

Singles competition

1. Nandor Solymosi (LMCM) def. Stephane Murray (AUM) 6-4, 6-1

2. Renato Assuncao (AUM) def. Travis VanHoy (LMCM) 7-5, 6-1

3. Shaun Sumner (LMCM) def. Ilya Zakharov (AUM) 6-2, 6-2

4. Marko Zivkovic (LMCM) def. Stan Atema (AUM) 6-2, 6-1

5. Steve Karendal (LMCM) def. John Karle (AUM) 6-0, 6-0

6. Tyler Grove (LMCM) def. Deni Mehagic (AUM) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Steve Karendal/Travis VanHoy (LMCM) def. Renato Assuncao/Ilya Zakharov (AUM) 8-4

2. Stan Atema/John Karle (AUM) def. Nandor Solymosi/Tyler Grove (LMCM) 9-8 (7-4)

3. Shaun Sumner/Marko Zivkovic (LMCM) def. Daniel Gonzalez/Stephane Murray (AUM) 9-7