BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team opened the season with a tough defeat to regional rival Tusculum College at home on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held the lead after doubles, but fell to the Pioneers 5-4.
FINAL SCORE: Tusculum 5, King 4
LOCATION: King Tennis Courts; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 0-1; Tusculum 1-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The doubles tandem of Moritz Poswiat and Luis Delgado took an 8-3 win over Tashique Kader and Tobe de Klerk at the top flight to get the Tornado on the board.
- Lenny Keswani and Kyle Logue put King ahead 2-1 with an 8-5 win over Yago Fernandez and Eduardo Munoz at No. 2 doubles.
- In singles play, Poswiat came back to defeated Kader at the top flight. Kader took the first set 6-2, but Poswiat came back with a 6-0 win in the second set before winning the third set 10-2.
- At No. 3 doubles, Keswani took a 6-4, 5-7, 11-9 win over de Klerk, but that was all the Tornado would get as the Pioneers took the match 5-4.
- King will be in action again on Sunday when they host Emory & Henry College. The dual is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.