JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team continued their hot play of late as they added a nonconference victory on Wednesday to push their winning streak to eight matches. The Tornado set the tone early en route to their 6-3 win over Carson-Newman University.
The No. 1 doubles team of Rodrigo Avila and Leo Brigato took an 8-4 win over Juan Sebastian Perez and Stefano Daza to get King (12-7) on the board. Pablo Vidal and Luis Delgado followed suit at No. 2 doubles with an 8-5 victory over Joao Pedro Oliveria and Austin Mackay. The Tornado looked to take a commanding 3-0 lead after doubles, but the Eagles (5-19) took 9-7 win at the third doubles slot.
In singles play, Avila and Delgado both took straight set victories to bring the Tornado within one win for another King victory. Avila topped Perez 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Delgado defeated Daza 6-2, 6-2 at the third flight. Vidal clinched the Tornado victory with a tough 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 win over Oliveria at No. 1 singles. Moritz Poswiat added another win for King, topping Mackay 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, giving the Tornado the 6-3 win.
With the win, King stretches their winning streak to eight matches with one regular season dual remaining. King will be in action again on Saturday when the host Southern Wesleyan University at 1:00 p.m. Saturday is also Senior Day at the King Tennis Complex.