BC Men's Tennis Falls To Wingate 5-4 At Home on Tuesday Afternoon
Brevard, N.C. – The Brevard College men’s tennis team lost a tough match on Tuesday afternoon, as the Tornados fell at home to the Wingate Bulldogs 5-4.
The difference in the match proved to be at the doubles play, as BC fell in two of the three bouts to fall behind early 2-1.
The BC duo of Konstantin Savelyev and Andrew Thompson got the first point for the Tornados, as the duo defeated Brendan Molan and Felipe Fidalgo of Wingate 9-7 at the No. 2 doubles position.
In singles action, the two teams split with each one coming away with three wins on the day.
BC’s Sam Johnston cruised past his opponent Fidalgo at the No. 6 spot, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
At the No. 4 spot, freshman Cole Altizer bounced back from a second set 4-6 loss to shut out Molan of Wingate in the third set and take the match 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
In what was perhaps the most exciting match of the day, Brevard’s Thompson stormed back from a heartbreaking first set loss, to defeat Jose Valarezo of Wingate 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot.
“It was a very tough loss for us. We are playing hard but still have a bit of maturing to do,” commented Head Coach Paul Thomson. “I hope this will motivate us a bit for our final three contests beginning tomorrow with North Georgia.”
The loss drops BC to 8-9 on the season and snaps their winning streak at two.
The Tornados will not have long to rest, as BC will return to the courts tomorrow afternoon. Brevard will host North Georgia College at 1 p.m. This match was re-scheduled due to a rain out earlier this month.
1. Valarezo/Patchell (WIN) def. Fisher/Altizer (BC) - 8-2
2. Savelyev/Thompson (BC) def. Molan/Fidalgo (WIN) - 9-7
3. Lvovsky/Villarroel (WIN) def. Apps/Johnston (BC) - 8-2
1. Mitchell Lvovsky (WIN) def. Konstantin Savelyev (BC) - 6-3, 6-0
2. Andrew Thompson (BC) def. Jose Valarezo (WIN) - 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1
3. Braeden Patchell (WIN) def. Jared Fisher (BC) - 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-1
4. Cole Altizer (BC) def. Brendan Molan (WIN) - 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
5. Louis Villarroel (WIN) def. Shane Apps (BC) - 6-2, 6-1
6. Sam Johnston (BC) def. Felipe Fidalgo (WIN) - 6-2, 6-0