LaGRANGE, Ga. – The Brevard men's tennis team, competing in its second match in as many days, suffered a 7-2 setback to LaGrange on Sunday afternoon.
The Panthers collected the first doubles point as John Mitchell Benton and Trevor McLemore posted an 8-0 win against Florida Peyssonneaux and Jaume Reig. The second LaGrange victory came from Will Thompson and Caleb Edde as the tandem triumphed 8-1 over Will Christiansen and David Bumgarner.
The team lead grew to 3-1 when Geoffrey Martin posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Bumgarner in the showdown of No. 5 seeds. Trevor McLemore added a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Peyssonneaux to earn the fourth Panther point of the match.
Mittring picked up his second win of the day and tallied a team point for Brevard when he completed a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Corley in singles action. However, Valdez solidified the LaGrange team win with a 6-3, 6-3 downing of Christiansen in the clash of No. 3 seeds.
Benton collected his second win of the day when he posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory versus Reig. Likewise, Thompson closed out his second win as he battled past Hengst 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-4) in the clash of second seeds.
Brevard returns to the courts on March 10th when the Tornados host Covenant at 1 p.m.