It came down to the final match in the third flight to decide the winner, as North Greenville's Santiago Robles defeated Nikhil Reddy Amaresh 10-3 in a third set tiebreaker to give the visitors a 5-4 win over Belmont Abbey this afternoon at the Reidy Tennis Center. Belmont Abbey is now 8-11 overall and 2-4 in league play, while North Greenville improves to 6-5 overall and 5-0 in Conference Carolinas.
Belmont Abbey won two of the three doubles matches, as Conner McMann and Juan Baez earned an 8-5 win at the top flight. James Delaney and Gabriel Trombini added an 8-4 win at number at two to give the Abbey a 2-1 lead heading into the six singles matches.
In singles, Juan Baez earned a 6-4, 6-3 win at number two, followed by a three set win by Delaney at number three. Delaney dropped the first set 6-2, but rallied for a 6-1, 6-2 victory for the fourth Abbey win.
North Greenville clinched wins at one, five and six, leading to the final match of the day to decide the win.
Robles and Reddy Amaresh battled through a two set stalemate, as Robles took the first set 7-5, with Reddy Amaresh rallying for a 6-2 win at number two, setting up a winner-take-all ten point tiebreaker to determine the winner.
After splitting the first two points, Robles moved out to a 9-3 lead and would win the match with a winner to give North Greenville the 5-4 win.