ASHLAND, Va. – Coming off a 6-3 defeat at the hands of nationally-ranked Tusculum, the King University men's tennis team earned its first win of the spring portion of the schedule. The Tornado defeated Randolph-Macon College 9-0 on Saturday before a Sunday match at fellow conference member University of Mount Olive.
The closest match for the Tornado came at No. 6 singles as King's William Boyce battled with Tom Lewis. Boyce won the first set 6-3 before Lewis battled back to take the second by the same score. Boyce took the super tiebreaker 10-7 to secure the victory, his first of the spring season.
Pablo Vidal dispatched Ryan Byrd in No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-4 while Luis Delgado won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 singles. The pair teamed up for No. 2 doubles, defeating Ira Usry and Connor Hoerr of Randolph-Macon 8-3. Rodrigo Avila and Leo Brigato defeated the Yellow Jackets' top pair 8-0. Avila won at No. 2 singles 6-3, 6-3, while Brigato took a pair of 6-1 sets at No. 4 singles.
The win was King's first in two tries in the spring portion of the schedule and brings the Tornado's record to 2-3 overall in the 2013-14 season. King will travel to Mount Olive, N.C. to face the University of Mount Olive Trojans in its first Conference Carolinas match of the season. First serve is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.