March 12, 2013

Tornado Tennis defeats Carson Newman!

March 12, 2013

King University

Bristol, TN

The King men's and women's tennis teams hosted the Eagles of Carson Newman on Tuesday, coming away with a win for the men and loss for the women.  The Tornado men won 5-4 in a tough match with wins coming at #1 Doubles with Ro Avila and Pablo Vidal winning 8-6, and the remaining wins coming in singles play.  Avila won easily at #1, 6-0, 6-2, Vidal won handily at #2, 6-3,6-1, and Senior captain Patrick Jones came through with a strong victory at #4, winning 6-3, 6-3.  The match came down to the #6 singles match between freshman William Boyce and Dalton Moore.  Boyce won the first set quickly 6-3 and Moore then battled back to a tiebreaker at 6 all.  William turned up the intensity to dominate the tiebreaker 7-2, clinching the win for the Tornado. The freshman from France showed great poise and confidence, continuing his improvement and contribution this year.

The women fell 9-0 despite spirited matches by freshmen Naomi Reyes and Mariana Hosomi.  Both of their singles matches were hard fought with Reyes falling in a 10-6 tiebreaker in the third, while Hosomi fought bravely in a very long and difficult match before dropping her second set 7-5.

Both teams will be back in action when they host Erskine Friday March 15th at 3:00.