February 25, 2011

King Tennis unable to get past Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - King College traveled to Tusculum (Tenn.) College, but the homestanding Pioneers and Lady Pioneers emerged with tennis victories of 5-4 and 6-3 Friday.

The Lady Tornado started with a 2-1 lead after doubles which included wins by Virginie Brioschi and Nerece Stoltz (Witbank, South Africa) 8-1 at No. 1 with Karissa King (Rockwood, Tenn.) and Sarah Anderson (Bristol, Tenn.) won the No. 2 doubles' match 8-5.

Brioschi needed a tiebreaker at No. 1 singles for a 6-2, 1-6 (10-5) victory, however that was the only singles' match that went for King.

Jose Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and Patrick Jones (Bristol, Tenn.) posted an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles, the only point for King before singles.

Avila later dominated in a 6-0 and 6-1 No. 1 singles' point. Pablo Vidal (Madrid, Spain) also won 7-6, 4-6 (10-4) at No. 2.

Eiki Magnusson (Reykjavik, Iceland) pulled out a 6-1 and 6-4 singles' point at No. 6.

The Tornado's record went to 8-3 while the Lady Tornado owns a 6-5 mark.

The next match for King will be Wednesday with Queens (N.C.) University of Charlotte at 12:30 in Bristol.

Women's Tennis - Tusculum 6, King 3

Singles

1 - Virginie Brioschi (KC) def. Courtney Conley, 6-2, 1-6, (10-5)

2 - Megan Buckmaster (TC) def. Nerece Stoltz, 6-2, 6-2

3 - Taylor Patterson (TC) def. Karissa King, 6-1, 6-2

4 - Blake Thompson (TC) def. Sarah Anderson, 6-0, 4-6, (10-8)

5 - Kristen Keefer (TC) def. Brittany Freund, 6-2, 6-2

6 - Katie Hillis (TC) def. Eden Sherrod, 6-4, 6-3

Doubles

1 - Brioschi/Stoltz (KC) def. Conley/Patterson, 8-1

2 - King/Anderson (KC) def. Buckmaster/Thompson, 8-5

3 - Hillis/Keefer (TC) def. Freund/Sherrod, 8-2

Men's Tennis - Tusculum 5, King 4

Singles

1 - Rodrigo Avila (KC) def. Oliver Smith, 6-0, 6-1

2 - Pablo Vidal (KC) def. Tony Bujana, 7-6, 4-6, (10-4)

3 - Luis Zamora (TC) def. Oriol Mirallas, 7-6, 4-6, (15-13)

4 - Steven Lin (TC) def. Patrick Jones, 6-3, 6-0

5 - Gui Carvalho (TC) def. Seth Hale, 6-0, 7-6

6 - Eirkur Magnusson (KC) def. Sam Groeneveld, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles

1 - Avila/Jones (KC) def. Bujana/Zamora, 8-5

2 - Lin/Smith (TC) def. Mirallas/Vidal, 9-7

3 - Kiser/Carvalho (TC) def. Magnusson/Hale, 9-7