September 10, 2010

King Tennis squads post 9-0 wins over Emory & Henry in season opener

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's and women's tennis teams opened the 2010-11 season Thursday with a pair of 9-0 victories over nearby Emory & Henry (Va.) College in front of a home crowd.

The Tornado and Lady Tornado will welcome Milligan (Tenn.) College to Bristol for a 2 p.m. meeting Saturday.

Both the men's and women's squads swept doubles action to gain control of the matches. The Lady Tornado only lost four games while the men combined for a 24-6 result in doubles.

Newcomer Virginie Brisoschi (Geneva, Switzerland) won at No. 1 singles 6-1 and 6-0 over Savanna Tickle.

Crystal Harwell (Nashville, Tenn.) and Nerece Stoltz (Witbank, South Africa) were 8-0 winners in pro set matches. Harwell and Stoltz teamed up for an 8-1 doubles' victory. Sarah Anderson (Bristol, Tenn.) also won 8-0 at No. 2 singles.

After the three Tornado doubles' points, King secured the match with wins at No. 1, 2 and 3 singles. Oriol Mirallas (Barcelona, Spain) was a 7-5 and 6-2 winner at No. 1. Freshman Jose Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) won 6-3 and 6-3 while Patrick Jones (Bristol, Tenn.) locked up the win for King after his 6-2 and 6-2 decision at No. 3.

Seth Hale (Knoxville, Tenn.), Eirikur Magnusson (Reykjavik, Iceland) and Christopher Harvey (Columbia, S.C.) all won 8-0 from No. 4 to No. 6 singles, respectively.

Last season the Tornado had five 9-0 victories with two by the Lady Tornado.

Men's Tennis - King def. Emory & Henry  9-0

Singles

Score

Oriol Mirallas (K) def. Chip Wintringham (EH)

7-5, 6-2

Jose Avila (K) def. Matt Nelson (EH)

6-3, 6-3

Patrick Jones (K) def. Ethan Brooks (EH)

6-2, 6-2

Seth Hale (K) def. Chris Wojtera (EH)

8-0

Eirikur Magnusson (K) def. Zach Eccher (EH)

8-0

Christopher Harvey (K) def. Preston Cardwell (EH)

8-0

Doubles

 

Mirallas/Avila (K) def. Wintringham/Nelson (EH)

8-5

Jones/Harvey (K) def. Wojtera/Brooks (EH)

8-0

Hale/Magnusson (K) def. Eccher/Cardwell (EH)

8-1

 

Women's Tennis - King def. Emory & Henry 9-0

Singles

Score

Virginie Brisochi (K) def. Savanna Tickle (EH)

6-1, 6-1

Sarah Anderson (K) def. Alyssa Wingate (EH)

6-1, 6-1

Crystal Harwell (K) def. Kandyce Baker (EH)

8-0

Nerece Stoltz (K) def. Kaylee Gallant (EH)

8-0

Karissa King (K) def. Victoria Suttles (EH)

8-1

Brittany Freund (K) def. Becca Hanley (EH)

6-1, 6-1

Doubles

 

Brisoschi/Anderson (K) def. Tickle/Wingate (EH)

8-2

Harwell/Stoltz (K) def. Baker/Gallant (EH)

8-1

Eden Sherrod/Jaclyn Hardin (K) def. Suttles/Hanley

8-1