Tornado, Lady Tornado pick up wins at LR

Tornado, Lady Tornado pick up wins at LR

HICKORY, N.C. - King College captured victories in men's and women's tennis action Friday at Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) University to close out the fall season. The Tornado had a 5-1 victory while the Lady Tornado won 6-3.

The Tornado improved to 5-0 while the Lady Tornado ends the fall season at 4-1.

In the men's contest King swept all three doubles points including a tiebreaking victory at No. 1 doubles by Oriol Mirallas (Barcelona, Spain) and Jose Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) 9-8 (7-5). Mirallas went onto win the No. 1 singles' match 7-5 and 6-3.

Patrick Jones (Bluff City, Tenn.) also won his singles' match 6-4 and 6-3 after teaming with Chris Harvey (Columbia, S.C.) for an 8-6 No. 2 doubles' point.

The women's match sent the final three singles players onto the court with the match tied 3-3.

King opened the match with a 2-1 advantage after doubles. Crystal Harwell (Nashville, Tenn.) and Eden Sherrod (Kingston, Tenn.) was an 8-6 winner at No. 2 while Karissa King (Rockwood, Tenn.) and Brittany Freund (Charleston, W.Va.) won the No. 3 contest 8-1.

Lenoir-Rhyne then took the No. 1 and No. 2 singles' points. Harwell and her No. 3 victory of 6-4 and 6-1 had the match tied.

The Lady Tornado then went and swept the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles' matches with Sherrod, King and Freund all winning. Combined the trio only dropped six games to the opponents from Lenoir-Rhyne.

The spring portion of the schedule starts on Feb. 9 for King when both the men's and women's teams travel to NCAA Division I Wofford (S.C.) College.

Men's Tennis  King 5, Lenoir-Rhyne 1



Oriol Mirallas (K) def. Aroon Khatter (LR)

7-5, 6-3

Tommy Brennan (LR) def. Jose Avila (K)

6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Patrick Jones (K) def. David Jackson (LR)

6-4, 6-3

Seth Hale (K) vs. Drew Hoffmann (LR)


Chris Harvey (K) vs. Graydon Dunn (LR)


Eirikur Magnusson (K) vs. Robbie Blackburn (LR)




Mirallas/Avila (K) def. Brnnan/Hoffmann (LR)

9-8 (7-5)

Jones/Harvey (K) def. Khatter/Jackson (LR)


Hale/Magnusson (K) def. Mike Owens/Nate Summer (LR)


Women's Tennis King 6, Lenoir-Rhyne 3




Emily Mauser (LR) def. Virgine Bropschi (K)

6-2, 6-4

Kelsey Love (LR) def. Sarah Anderson (K)

2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Crystal Harwell (K) def. Ivey Tart (LR)

6-4, 6-1

Eden Sherrod (K) def. Catheryn Jarrett (LR)

6-2, 6-2

Karissa King (K) def. Lyzzie Warlick (LR)

6-0, 6-1

Brittany Freund (K) def. Amanda Young (LR)

6-1, 6-0



Mauser/Love (LR) def. Brioschi/Anderson (K)


Harwell/Sherrod (K) def. Warlick/Young (LR)


King/Freund (K) def. Tart/Jarrett (LR)


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