MARIETTA, Ga. – The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team grabbed its third straight victory with a 5-2 road decision over Kennesaw State on Saturday afternoon.
PC moves to 7-6 overall and 5-6 on the spring. The Blue Hose next travel to Charlotte for a Tuesday matchup against the 49ers at 2:30 p.m. Kennesaw State falls to 2-4.
William O’Connell kicked the victories off with a 6-2, 6-3 second-flight win over Maksim Yorsh before the freshman Bruce picked up his eighth win of the season in a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Louis Theodor at No. 3.
After a close Grayson Mills (Lilburn, Ga.) defeat at the top flight, the match stood tied at 2-2. PC broke the deadlock as Andrew Brigham (Birmingham, England) pulled out a three-set win over Gianni Kubin, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to put PC ahead.
Gonzalo Asis (Madrid, Spain) then came through at No. 6. Asis outdueled Alexander Pena in another three-set thriller, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.
With the match decided, Rafael Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) added icing on the cake by dispatching Gokalp Ozdemir in a marathon at the fourth flight, 6-2, 6-7 (12-10), 7-5.
1. Tobi Menhofer (KSUM) def. MILLS, Grayson (PCM) 6-4, 6-4
2. O'CONNELL, William (PCM) def. Maksim Yorsh (KSUM) 6-2, 6-3
3. BRUCE, Danny (PCM) def. Louis Theodor (KSUM) 6-3, 6-3
4. BERGHAUS, Rafael (PCM) def. Gokalp Ozdemir (KSUM) 6-2, 6-7 (12-10), 7-5
5. BRIGHAM, Andrew (PCM) def. Gianni Kubin (KSUM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
6. ASIS, Gonzalo (PCM) def. Alexander Pena (KSUM) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
1. Tobi Menhofer/Louis Theodor (KSUM) def. O'CONNELL, William/BRIGHAM, Andrew (PCM) 8-4
2. Maksim Yorsh/Gianni Kubin (KSUM) def. BERGHAUS, Rafael/MILLS, Grayson (PCM) 8-6
3. BRUCE, Danny/SNEAD, Edward (PCM) def. Alexander Pena/Gokalp Ozdemir (KSUM) 8-6