Photo courtesy of Deana Acklin
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College men's tennis team opens Conference Carolinas play at Emmanuel (Ga.) on Saturday (Mar. 23) with an 11 a.m. first serve.
About the Bobcats - Lees-McRae enters its first Conference Carolinas match at 5-9 overall, totaling 11 doubles wins and 31 singles wins. Fitzgerald Lomp and Miodrag Popovic along with Brandon Caldwell and Colton Porter each have three wins in doubles play, while James Kirkham and Matt Meluch also have two wins in doubles play. Two other doubles tandems have each won one doubles match on the season. Meluch leads the team with eight wins in singles play, while Popovic also has six wins in singles play. Kirkham has five wins in singles play, while Lomp has three singles wins and Caldwell and Harrison Morris each have two wins.
About the Opponent - Emmanuel (Ga.) enters the week at 2-7 overall and 2-0 in Conference Carolinas after a 4-3 win over North Greenville on Tuesday (Mar. 19).
Series History vs. Opponent - Since 2006, this will be the fifth all-time meeting between Lees-McRae and Emmanuel (Ga.) in men's tennis. The all-time series is tied 2-2.