SEWANEE, Tenn. (Feb. 28, 2014) – After a two-week break, the Sewanee men's tennis team returns to action as the Tigers host No. 5 Kenyon on Saturday.
The Tigers opened the year with an 8-1 victory over Piedmont on February 15.
In that match, Sewanee started the day off strong by sweeping all three doubles points and never looked back. The Tigers went on to win five of their six singles matches to close out the contest.
The day started with a trio of doubles matches, in which Sewanee secured all three points. Sophomore Connor Winkler teamed with freshman Avery Schober to capture the first point at No. 1 doubles, 8-3. Eric Roddy and Rand Jackson were the victors at No. 2 doubles 8-4, while Sean Laughlin and Blake Wilde completed the sweep at No. 3 doubles with an 8-1 score.
Five Tigers earned singles wins to seal the Sewanee victory. Schober, Winkler, Scott Gallimore, David Human and Wilde each picked up wins at No. 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6, respectively. In fact, Saturday marked the first-career win for freshmen Schober, Gallimore and Wilde.
Kenyon travels to Sewanee with a 4-2 record. The nationally-ranked Lords have wins over No. 30 Chicago, No. 24 Wisconsin Whitewater, Earlham, and No. 7 Cal. Lutheran. Kenyon's two losses both came by a score of 5-4 against No. 13 Case Western and No. 6 Emory.
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