King wins final home tennis contests of season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College wrapped up the home portion of the tennis schedule with a 6-3 win in the women's match while the Tornado posted a 9-0 sweep Monday.

In women's play King had to rally after falling behind 2-1 in doubles. The lone Lady Tornado point came from Brittany Freund (Bluefield, W.Va.) and Eden Sherrod (Kingston, Tenn.) at No. 3. The duo posted an 8-1 decision. Freund went onto be a part of five King singles' wins with a 6-1 and 6-1 score.  The only singles' contest that was won by the visitors was at No. 3.

Karissa King (Rockwood, Tenn.) came from behind to win at No. 2 singles' 3-6, 7-5 and 6-1.

Once again the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles for King helped in the win with a combined score of 36-6 in the three matches.

On the men's side King swept doubles 24-12 to gain the momentum early.

Jose Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and Pablo Vidal (Madrid, Spain) won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but the duo needed three sets each.

The wins boosted the Tornado to 14-6 behind a five-match winning streak while the Lady Tornado owns a 12-8 record. During King's five-match winning streak on the men's side, three have been via 9-0 sweeps with an 8-1 score to start the winning ways.

Monday's contests marked the third time that King and Lenoir-Rhyne had played this season. When the men faced off the first time on Sept. 25 at Mars Hill King was a 5-1 winner and then posted a similar score Oct. 1 at Lenoir-Rhyne to close out the fall portion of the schedule. On the women's side King won 5-0 the first time and then the Lady Tornado used a strong finish to clinch a 6-3 decision.

King closes out the regular season Thursday with a trip to Newberry (S.C.) for a 3 p.m. match.

Men's Tennis - King 9, Lenoir-Rhyne 0

Singles

Results

Jose Avila (K) def. Tommy Brennan (LR)

6-7, 6-2, 6-2

Pablo Vidal (K) def. Aroon Khatter (LR)

7-6, 1-6, 6-2

Patrick Jones (K) def. Graydon Dunn (LR)

6-3, 6-1

Oriol Mirallas (K) def. David Jackson (LR)

6-4, 7-5

Eiki Magnusson (K) def. Nate Summer (LR)

6-4, 6-2

Seth Hale (K) def. Nathan Helms (LR)

6-1, 6-0

Doubles

Results

Avila/Vidal (K) def. Brennan/Khatter (LR)

8-6

Mirallas/Magnusson (K) def. Blackburn/Dunn (LR)

8-2

Jones/Hale (K) def. Jackson/Summer (LR)

8-4

Women's Tennis - King 6, Lenoir-Rhyne 3

Singles

Results

Virginie Brioschi (K) def. Emily Mauser (LR)

6-1, 6-5

Karissa King (K) def. Kelsey Love (LR)

3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Ivey Tant (LR) def. Nerece Stoltz (K)

6-2, 6-0

Sarah Anderson (K) def. Cathryn Jarrett (LR)

6-1, 6-2

Crystal Harwell (K) def. Mariel Mena (LR)

6-1, 6-0

Brittany Freund (K) def. Lizzie Warlick (LR)

6-1, 6-1

Doubles

Results

Love/Mauser (LR) def. Brioschi/Stoltz (K)

9-8

Jarrett/Tant (LR) def. Anderson/King (K)

8-6

Freund/Eden Sherrod (K) def. Young/Warlick (LR)