March 31, 2014

No. 30 Limestone Blanks Men's Tennis, 9-0

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men's tennis was blanked by No. 30 Limestone, 9-0, in Conference Carolinas play on a warm Monday afternoon at the LMC Tennis Courts in Banner Elk, N.C.

The Saints (7-6, 3-2 CC) bounced back from recent struggles with their second win in six matches. The Bobcats (3-9, 0-5) fell two points short of wins at No. 1 and 2 doubles.

Joao Araujo (Curitiba, Puerto Rico) and Garrett Lakey (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) pushed Antoine Le Dore and Stefano Soares to the limit in No. 1 doubles, however, the LC duel eked out a 9-7 win.

The Saints Giacomo Campus and Benji Lascari Diaz defeated LMC's Carlos Pinel (Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil) and Hang Lak Choi (Newton, N.C.) in tight 8-6 decision at No. 2 doubles.

Araujo took the first set with breeze, 6-0, but dropped the following two 6-3, 6-1, to Le Dore at No. 1 singles.

Lak Choi fell short in scrappy 6-0, 7-5, play to Lucas Guinski at No. 3 singles.

LMC plays its third of four consecutive home matches when it welcomes Belmont Abbey Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

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