Men’s Tennis drops a 7-2 decision to Mars Hill

Men’s Tennis drops a 7-2 decision to Mars Hill

BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision to Mars Hill University Thursday afternoon in Banner Elk. The loss moves LMC's record to 0-2 on the season.

After dropping all three doubles tilts on the day, the Bobcats picked up a pair of singles victories. Senior Gabriel Muniz notched a win out of the No. 1 position over Mars Hill's Ben Reid by identical 6-4 scores. Additionally, freshman Matt Meluch picked up his first collegiate singles victory with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Tom Farman.

A complete list of the rest of the matches Thursday can be found below.

Singles competition

1. Gabriel Muniz (LMC-M) def. Ben Reid (MHUM) 6-4, 6-4

2. Rodrigo Ramos (MHUM) def. Sebastian Zuhr (LMC-M) 6-2, 6-1

3. Matt Meluch (LMC-M) def. Tom Farman (MHUM) 6-2, 6-1

4. Fernando Neto (MHUM) def. Rusty Batten (LMC-M) 6-4, 6-2

5. Kyrel Trim (MHUM) def. Brandon Caldwell (LMC-M) 6-1, 6-4

6. Pedro Pinassi (MHUM) def. Colton Porter (LMC-M) 8-6


Doubles competition

1. Ben Reid/Tom Farman (MHUM) def. Gabriel Muniz/Sebastian Zuhr (LMC-M) 7-6 (7-5)

2. Fernando Neto/Rodrigo Ramos (MHUM) def. Matt Meluch/Rusty Batten (LMC-M) 8-2

3. Pedro Pinassi/Kyrel Trim (MHUM) def. Brandon Caldwell/Colton Porter (LMC-M) 7-6

LMC will return to the courts Sunday when it hosts Lee University in a non-conference tilt. First serve between those two teams is set for 10 a.m.

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