BELMONT, NC- Lenoir-Rhyne claimed four of six victories in singles matches, as the Bears defeated Belmont Abbey, 6-3, Saturday afternoon at the Michael Reidy Tennis Center in Belmont. The Crusaders are now 1-4 overall, while Lenoir-Rhyne improves to 2-3 overall.
In doubles' action, the freshmen tandem of Grant Golden and Young-Jin Kang, cruised to an 8-2 victory against Tomas Hons and Matthew Ledford in #2 doubles flight.
The Abbey recorded singles' victories at the #3 and #4 flights. Sophomore James Delaney claimed a come-from-behind three set victory over Sean O'Dea. Delaney dropped the opening set 4-6, while claiming easy victories in sets 2 and 3, winning both at 6-1. Kang completed a 2-0, day by earning a 6-2, 6-4 win over Alex Crespo.
The Crusaders return to action on Friday, February 26 for a Carolinas Conference match at Mount Olive. First serve is at 2 p.m. from Mount Olive, NC.
LENOIR RHYNE 6, BELMONT ABBEY 3
1. Patrick Bauer (LR) def. Juan Baez (BAC) 6-2, 6-2
2. Tomas Hons (LR) def. Grant Goldin (BAC) 7-5, 6-2
3. James Delaney (BAC) def. Sean O'Dea (LR) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
4. Young-Jin Kang (BAC) def. Alex Crespo (LR) 6-2, 6-4
5. Filip Dobrosavljevic (LR) def. Laine Harrett (BAC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Matthew Ledford (LR) def. Tomas Pardo (BAC) 6-0, 6-3
1. Patrick Bauer / Sean O'Dea (LR) def. Juan Baez / Grant Goldin (BAC) 8-5
2. Grant Golden / Young-Jin Kang (BAC) def. Tomas Hons / Matthew Ledford (LR) 8-2
3. Filip Dobrosavljevic / Alex Crespo (LR) def. Laine Harrett / Michael Rapsik (BAC) 8-6