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Men's Tennis - Wed, Feb. 22, 2017

Georgetown College men's tennis leveled its spring record at .500 with a big neutral site win over Bethel University. The Tigers swept the doubles and then battled fiercely in the one and two single seeds for the five necessary points.

Cole McCreary handled the third singles match with Byran Melbourne in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0. Kaushik Kailash handed Austin Daniel a 6-2, 6-2 setback. Everyone else needed a tiebreaker set.

Ryo Takeda narrowly won set one, 7-5, when Edwyn Rames took control of the match. He won set two 6-2 and held momentum headed to the tiebreak. Takeda righted himself though and won the top singles.

Tristan Nosek had a similar match, winning 6-2 and then losing 5-7 before rallying in the tiebreaker.

"A couple of bounces here or there and maybe that is a 5-4 loss for us," said GC coach Michael Cunningham. "That is how crazy tennis can be, but it also showed real resolve and growth for our players to buckle down and win."

The Tigers had several close matches fall against them a season ago, but have a more veteran team this season.

Doubles was an easy go as AJ Berk and Ryan Simms won 8-1 and McCreary and Isaac Mathis won 8-3. The tightest match was at the top spot as Takeda and Nosek beat Rames and Abond 8-4.

Georgetown is back in action 2 pm March 3at Montreat College.



 

 
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