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Zachary Cox
Zach Cox was leading at number one singles, 7-5, 4-1 when the contest was clinched by Tusculum.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Season Comes to a Close

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team was eliminated from the SAC Men’s Tennis Tournament with a 4-0 loss to No. 26 Tusculum in the quarterfinal round.

The Pioneers delivered an early blow to the Bears with two dominating wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Tusculum’s Marco Jalalian and Nemanja Subanovic breezed to a 6-2 victory at the No. 1 line while Kenta Kondou and Nathan Matsuguma cruised to a 6-0 result.

In singles, the Pioneers secured a spot in the semifinal round with three straight-set victories over the Bears. At the No. 2 spot, Vadym Rogynskyi was handed a 6-2, 6-2 defeat while Patrik Alvestrand was on the wrong side of the 6-1, 6-0 final.

Tusculum sealed the match when Francesco Bonacia dealt Rufus Plane a 6-2, 6-2 score at No. 4 singles.