February 17, 2011

King Tennis overtaken by NGU

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was defeated 7-2 in both men's and women's tennis action at home against North Greenville (S.C.) University in a match that started outside but eventually moved indoors Thursday.

Around 6 p.m. the remaining matches had to be moved to the nearby Bristol Country Club and finished indoors due to darkness.

King got singles' points from Jose Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and Pablo Vidal (Madrid, Spain) at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Avila defeated Timur Kamilov 6-2 and 6-4 while Vidal was a 6-4 and 7-6 (7-4) victor over Kesha Sedov.

North Greenville swept the doubles and eventually won the final four singles matches on the men's side.

The lone doubles win for the Lady Tornado came from Nerece Stoltz (Witbank, South Africa) and Brittany Freund (Bluefield, W.Va.) at No. 2 with an 8-3 decision.

Virginie Brioschi (Geneva, Switzerland) got a singles point for King with a 6-1 and 6-1 win over Susane Lenz at No. 1. With Brioschi's victory, King trailed 4-2 when the final three singles matches took to the courts. The final three singles' matches all went three sets.

After the match King's women went to 4-3 while the men have a 5-2 record. North Greenville owns a 4-3 record on both the men's and women's side.

King and North Greenville played a season ago and both the men's and women's matches finished with similar 5-4 scores as the Tornado won while the Lady Tornado came up short.

Next for King will be a weekend trip to Greensboro (N.C.) College and Winston-Salem State (N.C.) University for matches Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday at 2 p.m. King plays Greensboro followed by a 10 a.m. contest with Winston-Salem State Sunday.

Men's Results - North Greenville 7, King 2

Singles

Score

Jose Avila (KC) def. Timur Kamilov (NG)

6-2, 6-4

Pablo Vidal (KC) def. Kesha Sedov (NG)

6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Luis Campos (NG) def. Patrick Jones (KC)

7-5, 6-2

Fred Vieira (NG) def. Oriol Mirallas (KC)

6-0, 7-5

Marcos Souza (NG) def. Seth Hale (KC)

7-6, 6-7, 7-6

Hugo Ciarrocchi (NG) def. Eiki Magnusson (KC)

6-2, 6-4

Doubles

Score

Kamilov/Campos (NG) def. Avila/Jones (KC)

8-5

Vieira/Sedov (NG) def. Mirallas/Vidal (KC)

9-8 (7-5)

Souza/Thomas Clack (NG) def. Hale/Magnusson (KC)

8-3

Women's Results North Greenville 7, King 2

Singles

Score

Virginie Brioschi (KC) def. Susane Lenz (NG)

6-1, 6-1

Salem Erni (NG) def. Sarah Anderson (KC)

6-3, 6-2

Katherine Shaw (NG) def. Nerece Stoltz (KC)

6-3, 6-2

Cassie Curtis (NG) def. Karissa King (KC)

4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Sarah Stanga (NG) def. Brittany Freund (KC)

6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Natalie Stewart (NG) def. Eden Sherrod (KC)

4-6, 6-0, 10-4

Doubles

Score

Lenz/Shaw (NG) def. Brioschi/King (KC)

8-2

Stoltz/Freund (KC) def. Curtis/Stanga (NG)

8-3

Stewart/Erni (NG) def. Anderson/Sherrod (KC)

8-0