Murfreesboro, NC. — After traveling to Wilson, NC, the Emmanuel College Men's Tennis Team continued their trip to Murfreesboro to play Chowan University and won 4-3.
After their tough loss the day before, the Lions were ready to make things differently, to play with a different mindset and game style. The Lions successfully filled their mission by beating Chowan University which led them to a 4-2 overall score in the Conference.
#2 doubles composed by Jorge Canadas and Lucas Sasaki had a tighter match as they kept the score really close. Unfortunately, Canadas and Sasaki did not manage to conclude and lost 6-4.
As the other team was missing players, our doubles #3 composed of Juan Camilo and Kornel Kimagzewski was not able to play.
The Lions were now 1-0 down after the doubles.
Playing #5 singles was Jorge Canadas who played a really solid game and dominated his opponent the whole match. Thanks to a smart play, Jorge won his singles 6-0 6-3.
#1 singles was played by Juan Carlos Romero who face a really solid opponent who managed to bother our Lion as Juan Carlos could not impose his game. Romero lost his single 6-2 6-0.
Thembokwakhe Makhanya playing number 2 singles used his consistency to block his opponent's shots. After winning the first set 6-4, Makhanya kept his strategy and defeated his opponent on the final score 6-4 6-3.
Playing #4 singles was our junior Lucas Sasaki who kept the tension the whole match as the score was really tight from the beginning until the end. Lucas used his aggressive shots to make his way to the net and used a lot of drop shots to dominate his opponent on the score 7-5 7-5.
Kornel Kimagzewski playing #3 singles had a good beginning of the match as he was ahead in the score until his opponent came back to finish the first set 6-4. In the second set, Kimagzewski managed to stay close in the score which led him to the tiebreak that he won. The third set was a tiebreaker as the match was already clinched in favor of our Lions. Unfortunately, Kornel was not able to counter all of his opponent's shots and lost 10-6 in the third.
As there were not enough players in the other team, the #6 Enrique Alcacer did not play but still received the singles point.
The Lions finished the day with a 4-3 win against Chowan University.
EC Tennis Team will be hosting their next match Tuesday, April 2nd against Georgia College.
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