Franklin Springs, Ga. — The Men's tennis team was hosting another conference match against the University of Mount Olive. After a lot of tensed matches, the EC Lions defeated the UMO Trojans 4-3.
After their tough loss a few days earlier against the team ranked #18 in the nations, the Lions were ready to face University of Mount Olive currently ranked #1 in the Conference while our Lions are ranked #4. Thanks to a lot of hard work and determination on all the courts, the Lions took the Trojans down on the score of 4-3.
Doubles #2 composed by juniors Jorge Canadas and Lucas Sasaki had to face strong opponents who did not allow them to impose their game. The duo could not find solutions and lost 6-1.
#3 doubles composed by freshmen Juan Camilo Burgos and Kornel Kimagzewski used their offensive game style at the net to dominate their opponents. But unfortunately for our Lions, it was not enough and lost 6-3.
Playing #1 doubles were Juan Carlos Romero and Enrique Alcacer who also had some difficulties as they were looking for solutions to bother their opponent but unfortunately did not manage to close the match and lost 6-3.
The Lions were now down 1-0 after the doubles but were still really confident for the singles.
Singles #1 was played by the junior Juan Carlos Romero who had a short match as his opponent injured himself at 2-2 in the first set and the Trojans had to retire.
#5 singles was played by the junior Jorge Canadas who did not have any problem to impose his game style as he did not give a chance to his opponent to score. Canadas defeated his opponent 6-0 6-0.
Kornel Kimagzewski was playing singles #3, had to face a solid opponent which gave our freshman difficulties. Kimagzewski's offensive game was not enough to win the match as he lost 6-2 6-3.
Singles #2 was played by the freshman Thembokwakhe Makhanya who had a really good first set as he dominated his opponent 6-2. The second set got a little bit tighter as his opponent was getting used to our freshman's game. But thanks to a consistent game, Makhanya finished the match with a 6-2 6-4 win.
#4 singles was played by the junior Lucas Sasaki who played a really good match from the beginning until the end. He kept a really offensive strategy to dominate his opponent 6-1 6-2.
Enrique Alcacer playing #6 singles was the last match still playing, unfortunately for our senior, his consistency was not enough and lost 6-2 64.
The Lions finished the day with pride as they took the #1 in the conference down on the score, 4-3.
EC Tennis Team will be hosting their next match Saturday, April 6th against Belmont Abbey College.
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