Wilson, NC – The Emmanuel College Tennis Team traveled to the home of the Barton Bulldogs for a second conference Carolinas match this weekend.
With a more experienced team, Barton was looking to quickly start the dual match with a lead in doubles but the EC Lions were ready to put up a fight on the court. After dropping the #1 doubles, the Lions were closed on the remaining doubles matches. On court #3, both teams were holding the serve until the Bulldogs earned an important lead at 5-4 and earn the win by 8-5. The match was much closer at #2 and the Alcacer/Romero duo took Barton to a tense tie-breaker but they saw their opponents returning well during important points and the Lions dropped the last doubles match by 8-7 (7-4).
With a 3-0 lead, the Bulldogs played without any hesitation and grabbed 5 more singles matches. Emmanuel eventually won a point by the hands of the freshman Guillaume Watteeuw by a tense 3-6 7-6 (9-7) 10-8.
The Lions will have a few days to regroup and recover their strengths before they host King University on Saturday for the first home conference event of the season. First Serve is scheduled for 1PM!
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