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Lions Fall 8-1 to Carson-Newman

Lions Fall 8-1 to Carson-Newman

JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. – The Mars Hill men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to the Eagles of Carson-Newman in a South Atlantic Conference tennis match on Saturday afternoon at the Carson-Newman Tennis Complex. Carlos Riesco picked up the lone win for the Lions, battling back to defeat Rodolpho Schwarz in three sets.

 Singles competition

1. Joao Pedro Oliveria (C-N) def. Alberto Ortiz (MHUM) 6-2, 6-4

2. Marc Bantel (C-N) def. Ben Reid (MHUM) 2-6, 6-2, 4-4, retired

3. Carlos Suares Riesco (MHUM) def. Rodolpho Schwarz (C-N) 6-7, 6-3, 10-6

4. Stefano Daza (C-N) def. Pedro Pinassi (MHUM) 6-0, 6-1

5. Gabriel Dabdab (C-N) def. Fernando Neto (MHUM) 8-1

6. Kevin Mendes (C-N) def. Blake Covington (MHUM) 8-0


 Doubles competition

1. Joao Pedro Oliveria/Gabriel Dabdab (C-N) def. Alberto Ortiz/Ben Reid (MHUM) 8-4

2. Stefano Daza/Rodolpho Schwarz (C-N) def. Pedro Pinassi/Fernando Neto (MHUM) 8-2

3. Jesus Barcete/Kevin Mendes (C-N) def. Carlos Suares Riesco/Blake Covington (MHUM) 8-4


The Lions will finish out the spring portion of their schedule on Thursday, April 13, traveling to take on Milligan College. The match is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.


Match Notes:

Mars Hill University 2-14

Carson-Newman 6-8

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,1,3,5,6)

In No. 2 singles Marc Bantel won, Ben Reid Retired at 4-4

T-4:15  A-30