Men’s Tennis Beats Richmond, Brevard
Off to best start since 2003 season
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 19:02
On Saturday at the Knobloch Tennis Center, the Davidson men’s tennis team took on the visiting Richmond Spiders and the Brevard College Tornados. The ’Cats defeated Richmond by a score of 4-1 and Brevard by a score of 6-0. With the wins, the men’s tennis team improved its record to 5-1, it’s best start since the 2003 season.
The ’Cats opened the day with Richmond, winning three of the four singles matches that were played. In the No. 1 spot, sophomore Nicky Kunz ’15 defeated Richmond’s Ethan Dunbar 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. Joe Schafer ’13 won 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 2 spot for his fourth win in a row. The ’Cats picked up their third singles win in No. 4 singles when Robert Lightbourn ’14 won 6-7, 6-2, 6-0. Davidson also won two of the three doubles matches against Richmond. In the No. 1 doubles spot, Chris Mark ’13 and Kevin Moore ’13 won a close match by the score of 8-7. Schafer and Ethan Kallick ’14 earned an 8-4 win in No. 2 doubles to give the ’Cats a 4-1 win against Richmond.
After defeating Richmond, the ’Cats took on Brevard College, winning all five singles matches and both doubles matches to pick up the 6-0 win. Kunz picked up his second win of the day in No. 1 singles winning 6-2, 6-4. Connor Evins ’14, playing in the No. 2 spot, earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory. In No. 3 singles, Alex Howard ’16 earned his second collegiate win defeating Stefano Giovanolli 6-2, 6-0. Roger Irigoyen Berlanga ’15 earned his second collegiate win as well in the No. 4 spot by winning 6-0, 6-2. Kallick picked up his first singles win of the year in the No. 5 spot, easily winning 6-0, 6-1. The No. 1 doubles pairing of Lightbourn and Kunz won 8-5 to improve to 3-1 on the year. Finally, Howard and Evins won 8-2 in No. 2 doubles to earn their first doubles win as a pair this year.
The ’Cats return to action on Wednesday, February 20th , when they host Belmont Abbey at 5pm.