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Tornados Fall To Railsplitters In Spring Tennis Opener – Brevard NC


Last updated 2/13/2017 at 6:33pm

The Brevard College men's and women's tennis teams hosted their first match of the spring season Saturday against Lincoln Memorial. Pictured above, sophomore Tim Hengst and freshman Gabi Harness hit return shots during their doubles matches. The Railsplitters took victories on both sides. The Tornados host Lees-McRae this Saturday at 1 p.m. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)

Freshman Cre Still defeated LMU's Joshua Coulthard 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 1 spot to earn Brevard's only match win of the day as Brevard (1-5) fell to the Railsplitters of Lincoln Memorial (2-0) on Saturday afternoon.

Brevard had several close sets throughout the day.

Will Christiansen battled LMU's David Segarra in two tough sets.

Segarra won set one, 6-3, and Christiansen fought back in the second set, falling 6-4 at the No. 5 position.

Freshman JR Davis fell 6-3 6-3 to Joshua Peress at the No. 3 spot.

Tim Hengst had the same result against Lincoln Memorial's Pepe Batalla at the No. 4 spot.

Hengst fell 6-3 in both sets. After falling 6-0 in the first set, Tom Mittring won three games in set two, falling to Railsplitters' Xavier Marti 6-3 at the No. 2 position.

In the doubles competition, Mittring and Davis battled LMU's Joshua Peress and Xavier Marti to an 8-5 defeat at the No. 1 spot. Still and Christiansen had the same result at the No. 2 position falling to Segarra and Batalla 8-5, as well.

Christoph Plasa and Hengst fell to Jake Tuchmann and Carlos Zunino 8-3 at the No. 3 spot in the doubles competition.

Brevard will return to the courts next Saturday, Feb. 18, as they host Lees-McRae in a nonconference match beginning at 1 p.m.

Women's Side Falls 9-0

The Brevard College women's tennis team (0-3) fell 9-0 to Lincoln Memorial University (2-0) in their home opener on Saturday afternoon.

Kelsey Kushner and Sam Miranda were the only Tornados to win a game as they fell 8-1 to Priscilla Bulandres and Kiersten Waugh in the doubles competition at the No. 1 position.

Kushner battled at the No. 1 spot for the Tornados against LMU's Johanna Delisse, falling 6-0, 6-0 in two sets.

Railsplitters' Marta Pinol defeated Sam Miranda at the No. 2 position 6-0, 6-0. Katie Hatter battled Julia Loos at the No. 3 position falling 6-0 in both sets.

Carmen Boone, Audrey Cardwell, and Gabi Harness competed in Brevard's final three positions each falling 6-0 in both sets.

Hatter and Cardwell fell 8-0 in the doubles competition against Julia Loos and Johanna Delisse at the No. 2 spot.

LMU's Roksolana Prudyvus and Marta Pinol beat Boone and Harness 8-0 at the No. 3 position.

Brevard will look to bounce back as they host Lees-McRae on Feb. 18 in a nonconference match beginning at 1 p.m.


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