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Kiprono Places In Top 10, BC Tennis Falls To Montreat - Brevard, NC


October 9, 2017

Brevard College’s Hassan Kiprono posted his second top 10 outing of the season when he finished seventh at the Piedmont Invitational on Saturday morning.

Kiprono finished the course in a time of 27:53.27, edging out Joey Teachout (Anderson) for his best finish this season.

Sophomore Michael Anton also had a solid outing for the Tornados, crossing the line in 15th in a time of 28:45.48.

He was followed by teammates Jose Bravini (32:37.40; 33rd), Dal Davis (40:31.98' 59) and Michael Terry (42:15.86).

Brevard capped off the event by finishing seventh as a team with an average pace of 34:24.80, while the overall team title went to Anderson in a pace of 27:26.71.

The individual men’s title went to Anderson's Mason Hazel, who edged teammate Weston Hutton by 0.20 seconds in a time of 27:08.64.

Kaitlin Chaump paced the Brevard women's team with a time of 28:00.94, finishing in 35th.

Molly Brown followed her teammate just over two minutes later (30:29.20), in 44th, ahead of teammate Mary Gray Davis who came in 52nd in a time of 33:00.60.

The team concludes its season at the end of October at the USA South Championships.

Men’s Tennis Drops Match To Montreat 6-3

Tom Mittring earned two victories and Will Christiansen posted a singles win for the Brevard men’s tennis team, but it was Montreat that came away with the 6-3 win in Saturday's clash between the two programs.

Mittring put together a dominating performance as the Tornado's No. 1 seed, taking down Lorward Choi by scores of 6-1, 6-0.

Meanwhile, Christiansen fought back from an opening set loss to earn a 3-6, 6-0, 10-6 win over David Garcia in the battle of third seeds.

Leopoldo Lucero, Ben Cree, Jackson Plyler and Anh Hoang earned straight set victories for Montreat in singles action, accounting for four points.

Mittring teamed with Hengst in doubles action to give the Tornados a 8-6 win over Cree and Lucero.

However, Montreat secured the victory with a series of 8-1 triumphs by Choi/Garcia and Hoang/Chumley.

The Tornados return to the court in February when they host the first three matches of the spring season against Southern Wesleyan (Feb. 3), Belmont Abbey (Feb. 14) and Pfeiffer (Feb. 16).


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