March 19, 2014

Tornado defeat Pfeiffer, move back to .500

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following their win on Tuesday, the King University men's tennis team looked to carry that momentum on the road as they took on Pfeiffer University on Wednesday. The Tornado started the match with a pair of doubles wins en route to the 5-2 in a dual that was shortened due to weather.

Rodrigo Avila and Leo Brigato opened the dual with an 8-4 victory over Sebastian Wernecke and Loic Minery at No. 1 doubles. Pablo Vidal and Luis Delgado followed suit with an 8-5 victory over Stephen Miller and Bret Williams at No. 2 doubles.

In singles play, it was once again Avila that came up with a victory, defeating Axel Woerner 6-3, 6-2 and No. 2 singles. Moritz Poswiat took 6-2, 6-0 straight set win over Miller at No. 5 singles to bring King (7-7, 4-2 CC) within a point of victory over Pfeiffer (8-3, 1-2 CC). Delgado clinched the Tornado win with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Wernecke at No. 3 singles. The match ended at that point due to weather as King took the 5-2 win.

The Tornado will be in action again on March 29 when they host Limestone College. First serve is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.