Men’s tennis participates in Big South Individuals
FARMVILLE, Va.– The Longwood men’s tennis team have set course for their fall season after taking part in the Big South Individuals tournament this weekend.
HOW DID IT HAPPEN:
Yoav Weinberg started the weekend with a hard-fought, 6-7, 7-6, 6-1 win over Presbyterian’s David Mamalat. Weinberg then fell in the next round to Dimosthenis Taramonlis of Radford, who is the top seed in the Deep South.
Guillermo Cagigas dropped his first match of the tournament against Presbyterian College’s Javier Matos.
Ernest Rocabert fell to Brann Reid of UNC Asheville 7-6, 6-1.
Timeo Puech and Luis Reis lost contests to Gardner-Webb’s Eduarda Dias and Numa Lemieux-Monette, respectfully, in straight sets.
Ryan Foster dropped his opener against PC’s Austin Skoog in the B draw.
Gary Huang had a string of wins over Radford’s Manfredi Vergine and teammate Vselovod Rusin. Huang fell in the B draw semi-final to Gustav Lukstins.
Rusin dropped out of his contest against PC’s Skoog to cap off his singles weekend.
Both Nikhil Kulkarni and Lukas Krause dropped out of their opening contests in Table B.
The tandem of Rocabert and Cagigas fell to Lukstins and Steffen de Campbell, 6-1.
Reis and Weinberg gave up a close fight against Radford’s Balsekar and Severin 6-4.
Puech and Krause fell to PC’s Skoog and Martens in their opener, 6-4. The pair then beat Cardoso and teammate Rusin 6-4 before falling to PC’s Skoog and Martens.
Huang and Foster won an intense game over the draw of PC Cardoso and teammate Rusin.
WHAT THEY SAID
“The guys played really hard,” said Longwood director of tennis Adam Jackson. “And it’s clear that the Deep South is getting stronger every year. It was a great end to our fall season and we’re ready to keep building for the spring.