Men's Tennis Earned Third Straight Win, Ladies Fall to Barton

Men's Tennis Earned Third Straight Win, Ladies Fall to Barton

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The men's and women's tennis teams had mixed results in Wilson, N.C. on Saturday afternoon. The King men's team earned their third straight win and improve to 7-2 in league play. The women fell to the Bulldogs, though put up two singles match victories.

King Men's Tennis served the Bulldog men's team an 8-1 defeat behind strong singles and doubles play from all parts of the starting lineup. The Tornado won their top three flights of singles play with victories to Jose Avila (6-1, 6-3), Pablo Vidal (6-4, 6-0), and Vitor Villar (7-5, 6-2).  Leo Brigato and Seth Hale each won their singles matches out of the five and six spots before doubles play sealed the win. King swept doubles flight play taking in big wins from the pairings of Avila-Vidal and Hale-Jones by five or more points in each match.

The Tornado have no won three straight matches, all in conference play, and improve to 13-3 overall. They will take their 7-2 conference record to Charlotte, N.C. to play Queens University on Sunday.

The women's team suffered a 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs but received wins from Kayla Ketron (Bristol, Tenn.) and Eden Sherrod (Kingston, Tenn.). After King fell behind 2-0 taking loses in their top two flights of singles play, Kayla Ketron beat Lindsay Toth (6-3, 6-3) to get her team on the board. Sherrod followed by fighting through an early deficit and battled to the very end, defeating Francesca Del Pozo (2-6, 7-5, 10-6). King is now 2-15 overall, 0-10 in league play this season. They will play the Royals in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday (April 15) afternoon.


MEN: King College 8, Barton 1

Apr 14, 2012 at Wilson, N.C. (Barton Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. Avila, Jose (KING_M) def. PA Desilets (BARTON) 6-1, 6-3

2. Vidal, Pablo (KING_M) def. Max Leppert (BARTON) 6-4, 6-0

3. Villar, Vitor (KING_M) def. Renato Mendes (BARTON) 7-5, 6-2

4. Jorge Pradilla (BARTON) def. Jones, Patrick (KING_M) 7-5, 6-4

5. Brigato, Leo (KING_M) def. Antoine Massicotte (BARTON) 6-0, 6-3

6. Hale, Seth (KING_M) def. Eric Simmons (BARTON) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Avila, Jose/Vidal, Pablo (KING_M) def. PA Desilets/Max Leppert (BARTON) 8-3

2. Brigato, Leo/Villar, Vitor (KING_M) def. Antoine Massicotte/Renato Mendes (BARTON) 8-6

3. Hale, Seth/Jones, Patrick (KING_M) def. Jorge Pradilla/Eric Simmons (BARTON) 8-1

Match Notes:  King College 13-3, 7-2  |  Barton 4-12, 1-7


Barton 7, King College 2

Apr 14, 2012 at Wilson, N.C. (Barton Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. Mika Deane (BARTON) def. Karissa King (KING_W) 6-2, 6-1

2. Lindsey Frederick (BARTON) def. Sarah Anderson (KING_W) 6-1, 6-2

3. Kayla Ketron (KING_W) def. Lindsay Toth (BARTON) 6-3, 6-3

4. Eden Sherrod (KING_W) def. Francesca Del Pozo (BARTON) 2-6, 7-5, 10-6

5. Kristy Lievense (BARTON) def. No player (KING_W), by default

6. Taylor Futrell (BARTON) def. No player (KING_W), by default

Doubles competition

1. Mika Deane/Lindsey Frederick (BARTON) def. Karissa King/Kayla Ketron (KING_W) 8-3

2. Alicia Lasry/Caroline Fischer (BARTON) def. Sarah Anderson/Eden Sherrod (KING_W) 8-3

3. Lindsay Toth/Francesca Del Pozo (BARTON) def. No player/No player (KING_W), by default

Match Notes:  King College 2-15, 0-10  |  Barton 9-9, 5-4