Men's Tennis Keeps Lenoir-Rhyne Close, Sweeps Pride

Men's Tennis Keeps Lenoir-Rhyne Close, Sweeps Pride

The Belmont Abbey men's tennis team went 1-1 today to begin its Spring 2017 season.  The team fell to Lenoir-Rhyne 6-3 in Hickory, then swept Greensboro College 9-0 in Greensboro.

In Hickory, Belmont Abbey split the singles matches with the Bears.  Freshmen George Barfoot and Zachary Blythe won at 3 and 4, while junior James Delany won at #6.

Belmont Abbey had set points at both #2 and #5 singles.

Results
Singles Competition

1. Hamed Gandouz (LR) def. Juan Baez (BAC) 6-3, 6-2
2. Tomas Hons (LR) def. Grant Goldin (BAC) 6-0, 7-5
3. George Barfoot (BAC) def. Shane O'Dea (LR) 6-0, 6-2
4. Zachary Blythe (BAC) def. Alex Ayguavives (LR) 6-4, 6-4
5. Tales Miranda (LR) def. Carlos Nolasco (BAC) 7-6, 6-3
6. James Delaney (BAC) def. Paul Lenz (LR) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles Competition

1. Tomas Hons/Shane O'Dea (LR) def. Juan Baez/James Delaney (BAC) 8-3
2. Hamed Gandouz/Paul Lenz (LR) def. Grant Goldin/Carlos Nolasco (BAC) 8-6
3. Alex Crespo Sanchez/Tales Miranda (LR) def. George Barfoot/Jacob Andress (BAC) 8-5

At Greensboro College, the Abbey swept the Pride 9-0.  Highlighting this match was the Abbey did not lose one game; each game was 8-0.

Results
Singles Competition

1. Nikhil Reddy (BAC) def. Carlos Barragan (GC) 6-2, 6-0
2. Joseph Horne (BAC) def. Adam Morgan (GC) 6-1, 6-2
3. Chip Moore (BAC) def. Justin Kimball (GC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Mike Nguyen (BAC) def. Jervius Garcia (GC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Adam Nesnow (BAC) def. Warren Washington (GC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Thomas Rowzie (BAC) def. Chris Grissom (GC) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Competition

1. Michael Rapsik/Tomas Pardo (BAC) def. Adam Morgan/Justin Kimball (GC) 8-0
2. Chip Moore/Thomas Rowzie (BAC) def. Carlos Barragan/ Warren Washington (GC) 8-0
3. Isaiah Cole/Liam Curtin (BAC) def. Chris Grissom/ Jervius Garcia (GC) 8-0

Head Coach Michael Salomon offered the following thoughts on the day: "I have to give a lot of credit to the Lenoir-Rhyne coaching staff as they had their players well prepared for the doubles matches and outplayed us across the board on that front.  We split the singles matches (3-3), and had set points in 2 of the 3 matches we lost.  I am excited to have us keep building on this experience, and to carry that forward as we move to playing both nationally and regionally ranked opponents this upcoming week."

Belmont Abbey will be back in action on Monday, February 6 when it visits Wingate for a 2:30pm match.