CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The Southwestern College men’s tennis team picked up a hard-fought victory Monday, defeating No. 21 ranked Campbellsville 4-3.
The Lady Builders were shut out 7-0.
The Tigers started off the men’s match winning two of three doubles to take an early 1-0 lead heading into singles play.
Senior Franco Poi and sophomore David Moral-Tebar won 6-3 at No. 2 doubles, but the home team secured wins at Nos. 1 and 3 to earn the doubles point.
Southwestern took the first three points of singles to go up 3-1 in the match, thanks to wins at No. 2, 3, and 4. Freshman Ryan Fung won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, followed by a three-set 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-1 victory by Poi at the two-slot. Senior Sheldon Hawthorne came back from a first-set loss to win 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.
Campbellsville answered with a three-set win at No. 1 singles and another victory at No. 5 to even the match 3-3 with just No. 6 remaining.
Freshman Benjamin Erdmann had already secured the first set for the Builders (6-2), and successfully closed out the match at No. 6 singles, winning 6-2, 6-3.
The Lady Builders (4-4) fell behind 1-0 when Campbellsville earned the doubles point with wins at Nos. 2 and 3.
Sophomores Emilia Schorghuber and Alexa Powers won 7-6 (3) at No. 1 doubles, but the Lady Tigers swept the singles matches.
Southwestern saw a good battle from their Nos. 1-3 singles positions, with freshman Catherine Coe falling 6-4, 7-5 at No. 3.
The trip was slated to continue Tuesday against Asbury in Wilmont, Ky.
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — The Builders opened the spring break trip on a down note Sunday.
The Southwestern men fell 6-1 to The Cumberlands, while the Lady Builders lost 7-0.
The No. 17-ranked Lady Patriots made quick work in doubles to take a 1-0 lead.
Sophomore Emilia Schorghuber and freshman Jasmin Hauska put up a battle in the top two singles positions for the Lady Builders, but both fell in straight sets.
The No. 13-ranked Cumberlands men also swept all three doubles.
The Builders put up a solid battle in singles, forcing two matches to a third set and picking up a 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 win by junior Santiago Bracco at No. 5 singles.