October 13, 2012

King Tennis Splits Match at Georgetown

King Men's Tennis improved to 3-1 on the season behind wins from its top five singles starters while the women's team fell to 0-3 against the Georgetown (Ky.) Tigers.

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – King Tennis split their match at Georgetown (Ky.) on Saturday.  The men won 7-2, while the women fell 9-0.

The men got off to a good start by winning two of the three doubles matches, including the pair of Rodrigo Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and Leo Brigato (Sao Paulo, Brazil) dominating their match, 8-1.  Avila went on to win his singles match in straight sets (6-2, 6-1).  Brigato won his singles match in a tight three-set battle (2-6, 7-6, 6-4).

Pablo Vidal (Madrid, Spain) and Vitor Villar (Amparo, Brazil) also had strong days on the court for the Tornado.  The duo won in doubles, 8-4.  Vidal went on to take a victory in singles in straight sets (6-4, 7-6).  Villar won in a three-setter (6-1, 4-6, 6-1).

Rafael Francisco (Santos, Brazil) gave the Tornado their seventh point of the day with a 6-3, 6-4 win. 

The Lady Tornado had some good efforts on the day, including in the number one doubles match with the team of Karissa King (Rockwood, Tenn.) and Mariana Hosomi (Sao Paulo, Brazil).  The doubles partners fought hard but ultimately lost a close 8-5 decision. 

With the victory, the King Men improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Lady Tornado fell to 0-3.  Both teams are scheduled to play at Milligan in the final match of the fall season on Sat., Oct. 19 at 2:00 p.m.