Single play brings King back for win at MHU

Photo Credit: Noah Melendez
Photo Credit: Noah Melendez

MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men's tennis dropped the doubles point to Mars Hill University on Wednesday afternoon, but came back in singles play. The Tornado won four doubles matches, capped by a third set tiebreak from Ross Edgar to take the dual 4-3.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 4, Mars Hill 3
LOCATION: Hart Tennis Complex; Mars Hill, N.C.
RECORDS: King 1-2; Mars Hill 2-4

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The double matches were tight with Mars Hill taking wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles.
  • The duo of Bennet Schulz and Sebastian Lieflaender defeated Fernando Neto and Leo Bernardes 6-4.
  • In singles play, Schulz got the roll going with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Neto at the second flight.
  • Nathan Snow then earned a 7-5, 6-1 win over Tom Farman and No. 5 singles.
  • At No. 3 singles, Lieflaender dropped the first set to Faris Hadzisadikovic 6-3, but came back with a 6-2 win in the second set. Lieflaender then took the third set 10-5.
  • The match ended with Edgar at No. 4 singles. Edgar took the first set from Bernardes 6-3 before falling 7-6 (9-7) in the second set.
  • Edgar then took a 10-3 tiebreak win, giving King the 4-3 victory.

UP NEXT

  • King concludes their fall schedule on Saturday when they host UVa-Wise at 12:00 p.m.
  • Mars Hill is in action again on February 1 against Newberry College.