Bobcats battle but fall on the road to Erskine, 5-4

Bobcats battle but fall on the road to Erskine, 5-4

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DUE WEST, S.C. – Five of the six members of the Lees-McRae College men's tennis team that saw action Tuesday at Erskine won at least one match, but it wasn't enough as the Flying Fleet edged the Bobcats, 5-4. The loss moves LMC to 1-12 overall and 0-6 in Conference Carolinas action.  

For just the second time this season, the Bobcats won two doubles tilts in one match. LMC picked up wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles spots to put the Flying Fleet down early, 2-1, heading into singles action.

Erskine would, however, rebounds to win four of the six singles bouts. Garrett Lakey and Thomas Deeley picked up the two wins for the Bobcats.

The rest of the results from Tuesday's match can be found below.

Singles competition

1. Ritwik Bhriguvanshi (ERMT17) def. Gabriel Muniz (LMC) 6-4, 7-5

2. Garrett Lakey (LMC) def. Andres Argenal (ERMT17) 6-4, 4-0, retired

3. Nikolai Suhr (ERMT17) def. Sebastian Zuhr (LMC) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

4. Ross Edgar (ERMT17) def. Brandon Caldwell (LMC) 6-0, 6-0

5. Andre Andre (ERMT17) def. Cole Douglas-Fields (LMC) 6-2, 6-2

6. Thomas Deeley (LMC) def. Isaac Gideons (ERMT17) 4-0, retired

Doubles competition

1. Gabriel Muniz/Garrett Lakey (LMC) def. Ritwik Bhriguvanshi/Nikolai Suhr (ERMT17) 8-7

2. Sebastian Zuhr/Cole Douglas-Fields (LMC) def. Ross Edgar/Andres Argenal (ERMT17) 8-4

3. Andre Andre/Isaac Gideons (ERMT17) def. Thomas Deeley/Brandon Caldwell (LMC) 8-7

LMC will look to pick up its first home victory of the season Friday when they host Limestone. The match is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m.

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