YOUNG HARRIS, GA. - The Emmanuel College men's tennis team traveled to Young Harris to play their first match of the season.
Doubles #1, Juan Carlos Romero and Kornel Kimagzweski were unable to defeat their opponent and lost 6-3. In doubles #2, Lucas Sasaki and Thembo Makhanya were too strong for their opponent. With Sasaki's consistent volleys and Malhanya's backhand to set up Sasaki, the pair won 6-2. In doubles #3, Hassan Badran and Juan Camilo struggled to find their rhythm and lost 6-1. After doubles, the men's team were down 0-1.
In singles play, Makhanya, Sasaki and Jorge Canadas dominated their singles matches with strong groundstrokes and consistent serves. Unfortunately, Badran, Javi Crespo, and Romero were unable to break their opponent's service game and fell short. Once competition concluded the Lions were narrowly defeated 4-3.
Next up, the team will travel to the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, SC to compete in the ITA Southeast Regionals.
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