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Vadym Rogynskyi
Vadym Rogynskyi won at number two singles and at number one doubles.
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Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Nearly Upends 17th Ranked Anderson

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team came up just short to No. 17 Anderson in a 4-3 final on Monday.

The Bears got the afternoon off to a perfect start, as they swept the Trojans in all three doubles matches to convincingly take the doubles point.

At No. 2 singles, Vadym Rogynskyi pulled out a thrilling three-set victory. After Anderson’s Greyson Doscotch came back and took the second set, the Bears freshman put together a resounding third set to clinch the 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 result.

Patrik Alvestrand, who strictly played singles, was able to pull out the win at the No. 3 line after his opponent, Julian Kenzlers, retired in the second set. The LR senior had won the first set in a tiebreak but was down 2-3 in the second set when the Trojan could not continue.

Although the Bears got two singles victories, Anderson was able to prevail by taking the other four, especially the crucial No. 4 singles. The battle between Rufus Plane and Aaron Cabo went the distance, but the Anderson sophomore squeezed out the 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 win.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team will return to action later this week on Thursday, March 23, when they face Newberry on the road. The Bears will look to snap their four-game losing streak and turn around their 1-6 record in the last seven contests.