Mars Hill downed by No. 5 Wingate

Mars Hill downed by No. 5 Wingate

WINGATE, N.C. - The Mars Hill men's tennis team (6-6, 0-2 SAC) was shutout 7-0 by No. 5 Wingate (5-1, 1-0 SAC) on the road Monday afternoon.

The Lions' Ben Reid was able to push No. 4 Daniel Belsito to a tiebreaker in the second set, but fell by a score of 7-6 in his attempt to force a third and deciding set.

Mars Hill returns to action on Saturday, March 2nd when they take on the Warriors of Southern Wesleyan on the road in non-conference play.  First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Singles competition

1. #4 Daniel Belsito (WU) def. Ben Reid (MHUM) 6-1, 7-6
2. Matthew Jones (WU) def. Rodrigo Ramos (MHUM) 6-2, 6-2
3. Josep Canyadell (WU) def. Fernando Neto (MHUM) 6-1, 6-3
4. Tolunay Sumer (WU) def. Kyrel Trim (MHUM) 6-0, 6-1
5. Enrico Giacomini (WU) def. Pedro Pinassi (MHUM) 6-1, 6-3
6. Christian D. Cioppa (WU) def. Tom Farman (MHUM) 6-0, 6-1

 Doubles competition

1. Daniel Belsito/Josep Canyadell (WU) def. Ben Reid/Rodrigo Ramos (MHUM) 6-1
2. Enrico Giacomini/Roy Stepanov (WU) def. Kyrel Trim/Fernando Neto (MHUM) 6-2
3. Duncan Addison/Matthew Jones (WU) def. Tom Farman/Pedro Pinassi (MHUM) 6-0
Match Notes:
Mars Hill 6-6; 0-2 SAC
Wingate 5-1; 1-0 SAC; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #3
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