FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - The Emmanuel College men's tennis team defeated Lincoln Memorial University 5-2 on Friday.
The Lions started out behind after dropping the doubles point. Juan Camilo Burgos Torres and Wilfredo Lara swept their doubles opponent 6-0, but Thembokwakhe Makhanya and partner Kornel Kimagzweski fell short 0-6, while Juan Carlos Romero and partner Hassan Hossam Badran lost their match 3-6.
In singles play, the Lions had the advantage. Single #1 Makhanya topped his opponent 6-2, 7-6. Single #2 Romero started slow with a 1-6 loss before coming back 6-1, 7-6. Single #3 Lara couldn't stop his opponent and fell 2-6, 7-6. Single #4 Badran found an easy path to victory by scores of 6-1, 6-2. Single #5 Jorge Canadas also had a successful run with scores of 6-0, 6-1. Scoring the final point for the Lions was Single #6 Javier Crespo who won by score of 6-3, 4-6, 7-6.
Next up, the Lions will take on Oxford College on Friday, October 25th.
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