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Men's Tennis Drops Spring Opener at South Carolina


COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team came up short in its spring season opener on Saturday, falling to No. 39 South Carolina, 4-0.

PC moves to 2-1 on the year while South Carolina improves to 2-0. The Blue Hose next hosts Troy on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.

South Carolina snatched the doubles point to start the match.  Tsvetan Mihov and Chip Cox pushed past Rafael Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) and Grayson Mills (Lilburn, Ga.) at No. 1, 8-1, while Harry Menzies and Kyle Koch held off Gonzalo Asis (Madrid, Spain) and Andrew Brigham (Birmingham, England), 8-2.

Edward Snead IV (Greenwood, S.C.) and Nathan Crocker (Clinton, S.C.) cut their deficit against Ben Barnette and Thiago Pinheiro to 6-3 after trailing 2-2 before the Gamecocks’ doubles point ended the match early.

In singles action, Mihov pushed past Mills at the top flight, 6-2, 6-1. Cox knocked off Berghaus, 6-2, 6-2, while Koch handled Brigham in a tough match at No. 3, 6-2, 6-4.

Freshman Danny Bruce (Marietta, Ga.) made his spring debut against Pinheiro, but the match ended before the two could play to a result. The Blue Hose newcomer dropped the first set, 6-3, before recovering and leading 3-2 in the second.

Softball's Shelby Petik (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and baseball's Cam McRae were named Presbyterian College's Female and Male Athletes of the Week for accomplishments for the week ending April 12.