King falls in tight dual at Tusculum

King falls in tight dual at Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team opened their season with a hard fought dual at Tusculum College. The Tornado trailed 2-1 after doubles, and nearly came back to take the win, but the Pioneers held off King for the 5-4 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Tusculum 5, King 4
LOCATION: Nichols Tennis Complex; Greeneville, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 0-1; Tusculum 3-0

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • At No. 1 doubles, Lennard Neumann and Alejandro Feliciano took an 8-4 victory over Tomas Kmetko and Yago Fernandez to get King on the board.
  • However, the Pioneers won the other two doubles matches, 8-3 and 8-2, taking a 2-1 lead into singles play.
  • In singles, Lenny Keswani came away with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Kmetko at the top flight while Neumann defeated Fernandez 6-4, 6-1 at the second flight.
  • At No. 4 singles, Feliciano won the first set 6-4 before dropping the second set 7-5 to Jorge Cervantes. Feliciano came back to win the third set 10-2.
  • However, that was the final win for the Tornado as the Pioneers won the final three matches to take the dual 5-4.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to the ITA Regional on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Sumter, S.C.