Tornado Tennis Remains Undefeated with Win Over Eagles
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Jose Avile, Pablo Vidal and Vitor Villar ran the show in Jefferson City (Tenn.) when they took the three top singles flights and helped sweep the doubles competition in a 6-3 win over Carson-Newman College, Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado remain undefeated on the 2011-12 season, improving to 7-0 on the year. The Lady Tornado fell, 9-0, to the Eagles.
Sophomore Jose Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) breezed through his singles match with Dusty Davis with a 6-0, 6-2 victory to set the tone for King. Pablo Vidal (Madrid, Spain) and freshman Vitor Villar (Amparo, Brazil) also took home wins in their singles matchups. Villar made easy work of Derek Holdway in the third singles flight of the match 6-1, 6-0 to continue his strong play in his first season with the team.
King swept the doubles competition in three flights. Local products Patrick Jones (Bluff City, Tenn.) and Seth Hale (Knoxville, Tenn.) helped clean up the doubles competition with King's second 8-5 win. The pairing of Jose Avila and Pablo Vidal also earned an 8-5 win while Leo Brigato (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Vitor Villar earned an 8-6 win in the sweep.
The women's team struggles continued, falling 9-0 after Carson-Newman took wins in all seven matches played. The Lady Tornado fall to 1-5 on the season.
With the win, the King men's team remains undefeated this season with a 7-0 overall record. Both teams will head to Mars Hill to take on the Lions on Saturday, March 10.
Prior to the Mars Hill match, the women have a home match on Friday, March 9, against Salem College. The match will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the King College Tennis Complex – weather permitting.
King College 6, Carson-Newman 3
1. Avila, Jose (KING_M) def. Dusty Davis (C-N_M) 6-0, 6-2
2. Vidal, Pablo (KING_M) def. Warren McClure (C-N_M) 6-3, 6-4
3. Villar, Vitor (KING_M) def. Derek Holdway (C-N_M) 6-1, 6-0
4. Paul Birdsong (C-N_M) def. Brigato, Leo (KING_M) 6-2, 6-3
5. Eric Mueller (C-N_M) def. Jones, Patrick (KING_M) 6-3, 6-4
6. Garret Duron (C-N_M) def. Hale, Seth (KING_M) 6-3, 6-2
1. Avila, Jose/Vidal, Pablo (KING_M) def. Paul Birdsong/Warren McClure (C-N_M) 8-5
2. Brigato, Leo/Villar, Vitor (KING_M) def. Dusty Davis/Derek Holdway (C-N_M) 8-6
3. Jones, Patrick/Hale, Seth (KING_M) def. Austin Mackay/Eric Mueller (C-N_M) 8-5
Carson-Newman 9, King College (W) 0
1. Jen Ott (C-N_W) def. Karissa King (KING_W) 6-2, 6-1
2. Erin Green (C-N_W) def. Kayla Ketron (KING_W) 6-0, 6-4
3. Katie Brown (C-N_W) def. Eden Sherrod (KING_W) 6-1, 6-0
4. Megan Wilson (C-N_W) def. Kelsey Copeland (KING_W) 6-0, 6-1
5. Tiffany Delias (C-N_W) def. No player (KING_W), by default
6. Devon Jennings (C-N_W) def. No player (KING_W), by default
1. Jen Ott/Erin Green (C-N_W) def. Karissa King/Kayla Ketron (KING_W) 8-2
2. Katie Brown/Devon Jennings (C-N_W) def. Kelsey Copeland/Eden Sherrod (KING_W) 8-0
3. Megan Wilson/Kate Walker (C-N_W) def. No player/No player (KING_W), by default