SEWANEE, Tenn. (Feb. 10, 2017) – The No. 37 Sewanee men's tennis team opened its 2016-17 season with an 8-1 win over visiting Piedmont, Friday.
The freshmen combination of Aubrey Davis and Jordan Brewer opened the match with a convincing 8-1 victory over Robbie Werner and Bryan Barnett at No. 2 doubles. With Davis controlling the baseline with aggressive backhands, Brewer finished off multiple points with powerful overheads.
Sophomore Mac McCullough and freshman sensation Dane Hawthorne came off the court next with another 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles over Miller and Patterson. McCullough's serve was the dominant weapon and Hawthorne attacked the net aggressively throughout the match.
Entering the singles matches with a 3-0 team lead, freshman Alejandro Becker continued the Tiger march with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Bryan Barnett at No. 3 singles.
With the Tigers ahead 8-0, Piedmont finally got on the board with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 decision by Jackson Hill over Tiger freshman Hamza Khan at No. 5.
The Tigers welcome SAA foe Centre for a 2:00 p.m., match Saturday at the Bruton-Guerry Tennis Courts.