HILTON HEAD, SC - The Belmont Abbey men's tennis squad earned a 9-0 shutout over Brevard this morning to begin its tournament in Hilton Head. The win puts the Abbey at 8-6 on the year, while the Tornados dipped to 4-10.
Freshman Jacob Andress had an impressive singles performance, winning 6-0, 6-1 at the #4 spot. Freshman Carlos Nolasco was also very strong, winning his #3 singles match 6-2, 6-1. The only singles match to go to a tiebreaker was the #5 spot, which freshman Darian Diaz won 0-6, 6-4, 10-6.
1. Juan Baez (BAC) def. Tom Mittring (BREV) 7-6(4), 6-2
2. George Barfoot (BAC) def. John Davis (BREV) 6-4, 6-0
3. Carlos Nolasco (BAC) def. Tim Hengst (BREV) 6-2, 6-1
4. Jacob Andress (BAC) def. Will Christianson (BREV) 6-0, 6-1
5. Darian Diaz (BAC) def. Christoph Plasa (BREV) 0-6, 6-4, 10-6
6. Joseph Horne (BAC) won by default
1. Juan Baez/James Delaney (BAC) def. John Davis/Tom Mittring (BREV) 8-2
2. Zachary Blythe/Grant Goldin (BAC) def. Will Christianson/Tim Hengst (BREV) 9-7
3. Chip Moore/Thomas Rowzie (BAC) won by default
The Crusaders will next play on Monday at 12pm against West Liberty University in Hilton Head.