Zachary Blythe Goes 2-0 to Open Hilton Head Trip

Zachary Blythe Goes 2-0 to Open Hilton Head Trip

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Sophomore Zachary Blythe went 2-0 at #1 singles as the Crusader men's tennis team went 1-3 on the first day of its trip to Hilton Head and Sumter, S.C.  The Abbey is now 6-14 on the year.

The Abbey played Michigan Tech first.  In that match, the Crusaders took two of the three doubles matches.  In singles, Blythe earned a quick 6-1, 6-2 victory at #1.  Jose Disotuar was also impressive, with a 6-2, 6-1 win at #2.

Northwood (MI) is ranked #8 in the Midwest.  Blythe had a successful match, getting a third-set victory over the #9-ranked player in the Midwest region.

Against The Citadel, a Division I opponent, George Barfoot provided The Abbey with a victory at #1 singles.

The match against Flagler, which is ranked #9 in the country, started out well as Barfoot and James Delaney earned a 9-8 win at #1 doubles.  Freshman Kevin Yarzagaray also earned a win for the Crusaders at #6 singles.

Belmont Abbey will continue its trip in Hilton Head on Wednesday March 14, when it faces George Mason and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Belmont Abbey 8, Michigan Tech 1

SINGLES
1. Zachary Blythe (BAC) def. Nico Caviglia (MTU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Jose Disotuar (BAC) def. Ignacio Carbajosa (MTU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Reinaldo Golindano (BAC) def. Mario Neto (MTU) 6-3, 6-7, 10-7
4. Andres Astudillo (BAC) def. Simon Xiong (MTU) 6-3, 6-0
5. Lorenzo Lopes (BAC) def. Juan Felipe Chica (MTU) 6-0, 2-6, 10-8
6. Hunter Owen (BAC) def. Illiya Chibirev (MTU) 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES
1. Ignacio Carbajosa / Mario Neto (MTU) def. Zachary Blythe / Henrique Leal (BAC) 8-3
2. Jose Disotuar / Reinaldo Golindano (BAC) def. Nico Caviglia / Simon Xiong (MTU) 9-8
3. Tomas Pardo / Michal Rapsik (BAC) def. Illiya Chibirev / Juan Felipe Chica (MTU) 8-5

Northwood (MI) 8, Belmont Abbey 1

SINGLES
1. Zachary Blythe (BAC) def. Mikhail Fomenkov (NU) 6-1, 2-6, 10-5
2. Kobus Sauerman (NU) def. Jose Disotuar (BAC) 7-5, 6-3
3. David Reinauer (NU) def. Reinaldo Golindano (BAC) 1-6, 6-1, 10-6
4. Francois Sauerman (NU) def. Daniel Astudillo (BAC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Ben Brandherm (NU) def. Louis Lockwood (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Pablo Salamanca (NU) def. Thomas Rowzie (BAC) 6-1, 6-3

DOUBLES
1. Mikhail Fomenkov / Kobus Sauerman (NU) def. Michal Rapsik / Tomas Pardo (BAC) 8-3
2. David Reinauer / Francois Sauerman (NU) def. Andres Astudillo / Daniel Astudillo (BAC) 8-2
3. Ben Brandherm / Pablo Salama*nca (NU) def. Henrique Leal / Lorenzo Lopes (BAC) 9-8

The Citadel 8, Belmont Abbey 1

SINGLES
1. George Barfoot (BAC) def. Matthew Henson (CIT) 7-6 (1-0), 6-3
2. Noah Nawabi (CIT) def. Carlos Nolasco (BAC) 6-3, 6-2
3. Gavin Stewart (CIT) def. Ryan James (BAC) 6-3, 6-0
4. Jack Pyritz (CIT) def. Emmanuel Naranjo (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Roy Hobson (CIT) def. Chip Moore (BAC) 6-0, 6-2
6. Will Graham (CIT) def. Joseph Horne (BAC) 6-3, 6-1

DOUBLES
1. Noah Nawabi / Gavin Stewart (CIT) def. Austin Schepel / Jacob Andress (BAC) 8-1
2. Matthew Henson / Will Graham (CIT) def. James Delaney / Ryan James (BAC) 8-2
3. Roy Hobson / Jack Pyritz (CIT) def. Chip Moore / Emmanuel Naranjo (BAC) 8-1

Flagler 7, Belmont Abbey 2

SINGLES
1. Luca Bolla (FC) def. James Delaney (BAC) 6-4, 5-7, 10-4
2. Lukas Storck (FC) def. George Barfoot (BAC) 6-1, 6-2
3. Alexander Chepik (FC) def. Carlos Nolasco (BAC) 6-4, 5-7, 10-8
4. Felipe Carvalho (FC) def. Jacob Andress (BAC) 6-3, 6-2
5. Daniel Arrien (FC) def. Austin Schepel (BAC) 6-1, 6-1
6. Kevin Yarzagaray (BAC) def. Niklas Heil (FC) 6-7, 6-4, 10-5

DOUBLES
1. George Barfoot / James Delaney (BAC) def. Konstantin Dustmann / Lukas Storck (FC) 9-8
2. Willy Hasselberg / Rasmus Jonsson (FC) def. Jacob Andress / Austin Schepel (BAC) 8-3
3. Hermann Gertmann / Tomasso Bagon (FC) def. Carlos Nolasco / Kevin Yarzagaray (BAC) 8-3