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Men's Tennis - Sat, Sep. 14, 2013

Highs and lows highlighted the first day ever of fuzzy yellow ball action for Point University's NAIA tennis program at Lagoon Park in Montgomery, Alabama.  The teams are playing in Huntingdon College's John McWilliams Fall Invitational.  The tournament will crown a men's & women's overall team champion based on team wins in the A flights (top 6 singles and top 3 doubles).

The tournament was scheduled to start on Friday, but weather delayed things until early Saturday morning and extended the schedule for today.  The morning match for the men was against Birmingham-Southern College and again Coach Carter shared, "We came out a little flat this morning on the guys' side…we just didn't have our normal bounce and they took it to us."  Starting in doubles, the Skyhawks picked up a nice win from Zach Sheeler (Thomasville, GA – FR) and Andrew Hays (Auburn, AL – SO), as they fought back from an early deficit to beat Reardon/Goodloe of Birmingham-Southern 8-6.  Point lost line one, 9-7 and line two, 8-2 to dig a little bit of a hole going into singles.  Daniel Blanchard (Peachtree City, GA – FR) overpowered Reardon 6-2, 7-5 at line five in an impressive win.  Unfortunately, that was the only match the Skyhawk men could close out with a "W" against the Panthers as most were pushed to the max.

The afternoon saw a different Point University men's team come back to the courts against Millsaps College for singles.  Carter said, "It started right from the top, our guys wanted to get back into this tournament and knew they dug themselves a hole. Rafa, Ben and Zach played great matches at the top of the lineup."  Rafael Hewett (Lewiston, ID – FR) beat Rees at 1, Ben Markowski (El Paso, TX – FR) pounded Brundick at 2, and Zach Sheeler handled Solomonoff at line 3, all in straight sets.  The guys won 5 out of the 6 matches.

Sunday will conclude the tournament.  The men's team will finish the doubles action with Millsaps College, while the women's team finishes up with Birmingham-Southern.  The second session of the day has the women playing #18 ranked Millsaps College and the men playing Huntingdon College.

 

Day One Results

Huntingdon College – John McWilliams Fall Invitational

Sep 14, 2013 at Montgomery, AL (Lagoon Park)

 

MEN

 Singles competition

1-1  C. Mathews (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) def. Rafael Hewett (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-2

1-2  D. Hire (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) def. Ben Markowski (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 6-3, 6-4

1-3  A. Makarenko (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) def. Zach Sheeler (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 7-5, 6-3

1-4  T. Damaia (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) def. Robert Andrew Hays (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

1-5  Daniel Blanchard (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) def. B. Reardon (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) 6-2, 7-5

1-6  B. Nuwayid (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) def. Alonso Trevizo (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

B-1  C. Schubert (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) def. Dimone Mannon (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 6-0, 4-6, 10-8

B-1  T. Pirtle (HUNTINGDON COLLEGE - M) def. Anthony Tucker (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 6-2, 6-1

B-1  E. Busch (HUNTINGDON COLLEGE - M) def. Nate Moore (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 6-3, 6-1

 

2-1  Rafael Hewett (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) def. C. Rees (MILLSAPS COLLEGE - M) 6-3, 6-2

2-2  Ben Markowski (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) def. E. Brundick (MILLSAPS COLLEGE - M) 6-2, 6-0

2-3  Zach Sheeler (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) def. S. Solomonoff (MILLSAPS COLLEGE - M) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

2-4  M. Pjevac (MILLSAPS COLLEGE - M) def. Robert Andrew Hays (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

2-5  Daniel Blanchard (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) def. T. Mills (MILLSAPS COLLEGE - M) 6-1, 6-1

2-6  Alonso Trevizo (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) def. T. Thomas (MILLSAPS COLLEGE - M) 6-0, 6-0

B-2  R. Runager (HUNTINGDON COLLEGE - M) def. Anthony Tucker (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

B-2  Nate Moore (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) def. S. McClendon (HUNTINGDON COLLEGE - M) 4-6, 6-2, 13-11

 

 Doubles competition

1-1  C. Mathews/T. Damaia (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) def. Rafael Hewett/Ben Markowski (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 9-7

1-2  A. Makarenko/D. Hire (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) def. Daniel Blanchard/Alonso Trevizo (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 8-2

1-3  Robert Andrew Hays/Zach Sheeler (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) def. B. Reardon/D. Goodloe (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) 8-6

B-1  H. Crosby/B. Nuwayid (BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLL - M) def. Nate Moore/Dimone Mannon (POINT UNIVERSITY - MEN) 8-2

  
 
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