February 27, 2013

King's Tennis earns its 1st conference win against NGU

Tigerville, SC

The King University Men's and Women's Tennis teams traveled today to North Greenville University.  The Men's teams garnered their first conference win of the season while the Women fell to 0-1.  The Men won convincingly by a score of 8-1 with strong wins in all six singles matches and wins at #'s 1 and 3 doubles.  Senior Captain Patrick Jones led the Tornado with a dominating 6-0, 6-0 win at #4 and was followed by Junior Rafael Francisco at #5,  6-0, 6-1, and a quick, dominating win by much improved #6 freshman William Boyce, 6-0, 6-0.  Juniors Leo Brigato and Jose Avila won #1 Doubles handily 8-4, and Francisco and Boyce won their first  #3 doubles match together by a score of 8-3.

The Lady Tornado fell to 0-1 in conference with the 7-2 loss.  Senior Captain Karissa King played strongly in a very tough match losing to Susane Liuz 6-3, 6-3 in #1 singles. The 2 Tornado wins came by the solid play of freshmen Mariana Hosomi at #2 winning 6-4, 6-0, and Naomi Reyes at #3 winning solidly 6-1,6-1.  Newcomer Amanda Huffaker continues to improve her game playing well in a 6-3, 6-0 loss.

Both teams travel to play Benedict College on Saturday at 2pm and Coker College on Sunday at 11am.