February 23, 2011

King Tennis wins against Bridgewater

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's and women's tennis teams returned to the win column Wednesday as the Tornado beat Bridgewater (Va.) College 7-1 while the Lady Tornado picked up a 5-2 victory.

In the women's contest King started with a 2-1 lead after doubles as Virginie Brioschi (Geneva, Switzerland) and Nerece Stoltz (Witbank, South Africa) was an 8-1 winner at No. 1. Brittany Freund (Bluefield, W.Va.) and Eden Sherrod (Kingston, Tenn.) posted an 8-5 No. 3 doubles' win.

The match was eventually clinched when senior Crystal Harwell (Nashville, Tenn.) won at No. 5 singles 6-2 and 7-5. Brioschi and Freund were also singles' winners at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively.

On the men's side King swept the doubles' action by a combined score of 25-12. In the four singles' matches that were completed King did not drop a set and the quartet only lost 11 games.

Jose Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) was the No. 1 singles' winner 6-3 and 6-0 while Pablo Vidal (Madrid, Spain) posted a 6-2 and 6-4 No. 2 singles' victory. Seth Hale (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Eiki Magnusson (Reykjavik, Iceland) both only lost one game in their matches. Hale and Magnusson teamed up for an 8-2 doubles' decision.

The Tornado's record went to 8-2 while the Lady Tornado improved to 6-4.

King will go to Tusculum (Tenn.) College for a 1 p.m. match Friday.

Men's Results - King 7, Bridgewater 1

Singles

Score

Jose Avila (KC) def. Peter Hawkins (BC)

6-3, 6-0

Pablo Vidal (KC) def. Brad DeWitt (BC)

6-2, 6-4

Teddy Callow (BC) def. Oriol Mirallas (KC)

3-6, 2-1 (Ret.)

Patrick Jones (KC) vs. Brent Floyd (BC)

DNF

Seth Hale (KC) def. Matt Chauklin (BC)

6-0, 6-1

Eiki Magnusson (KC) def. Drew Hubble (BC)

6-1, 6-0

Doubles

Score

Avila/Jones (KC) def. Hawkins/Callow (BC)

8-3

Mirallas/Vidal (KC) def. DeWitt/Floyd (BC)

9-7

Hale/Magnusson (KC) def. Chaulklin/Hubble (BC)

8-2

Women's Results King 5, Bridgewater 2

Singles

Score

Virginie Brioschi (KC) def. Katie Gordon (BC)

6-1, 6-1

Katy Bergey (BC) def. Sarah Anderson (KC)

6-3, 6-0

Nerece Stoltz (KC) vs. Ally McConaughy (BC)

DNF

Karissa King (KC) vs.  Brittany Wilson (BC)

DNF

Crystal Harwell (KC) def. Amanda Gorby (BC)

6-2, 7-5

Brittany Freund (KC) def. Olivia Stone (BC)

6-2, 6-0

Doubles

Score

Brioschi/Stoltz (KC) def. Gordan/Bergey (BC)

8-1

McConaughy/Emily Schweitzer (BC) def. Anderson/King (KC)

8-6

Brittany Freund/Sherrod (KC) def. Wilson/Stone (BC)

8-5