Tusculum sweeps Bobcats, 9-0

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum College men's tennis team swept both singles and doubles play en route to a 9-0 victory over visiting Lees-McRae College in non-conference play on Sunday afternoon.

Tusculum's (2-2) tandem of Lukas Winkelmann and Nicolas Planchard opened doubles play with an 8-1 victory over Lees-McRae's (0-1) duo of Joao Araujo (Curitiba, Puerto Rico) and Carlos Pinel (Vitoria, Espírito Santo, Brazil), before John Taylor and Jonas Winkelmann defeated Hang Lak Choi (Newton, N.C.) and Taduez Poplawski (Asheville, N.C.), 8-3. Joseph Elphingstone and Paul Wiederspahn then gave the Pioneers a 3-0 advantage with an 8-1 victory over Adam Chivers and Jessee Artrip.

Lukas Winkelmann kicked off singles play with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Araujo, before Planchard put Tusculum ahead, 5-0, with a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Poplawski. Wiederspahn defeated Pinel, 6-2, 6-1 in the third flight, as Jonas Winkelmann posted a 6-3, 6-0 win over Choi at No. 4 singles. Dainel Gianopulos recorded a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Artrip, before Taylor rounded out the day with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Chivers.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Friday, February 15 when the Bobcats travel to Salisbury, N.C. to take on Catawba College in non-conference play at 1 p.m.

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