CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team ran its win streak to 10 consecutive matches on Saturday with a pair of 6-1 defeats over Limestone and Coker at the Templeton Tennis Courts.
PC ends the day at 14-6 and will next host Big South Conference foe Coastal Carolina on Thursday at 2 p.m.
A slew of Blue Hose went 2-0 in singles play as William O’Connell (Nadi, Fiji), Danny Bruce (Marietta, Ga.), Rafael Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) and Gonzalo Asis (Madrid, Spain) each grabbed a pair of wins. Two doubles duos also went undefeated. Bruce and Edward Snead IV (Greenwood, S.C.) earned two wins, as did Berghaus and Mills at the second flight.
PC 6, Coker 1
The Blue Hose swept doubles play and won five singles matches en route to a 6-1 win to open the day.
Bruce and Snead played the closest match in doubles action, knocking off James Corfield and Martin Moncayo, 8-5, at the third flight. The teams of Berghaus/Mills and O’Connell/Andrew Brigham (Birmingham, England) both earned wins.
In singles play, O’Connell and Asis gutted out three-set victories. O’Connell took a second-flight win over Tom Sizeland, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 before Asis won over Moncayo, 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 (11-9). Mills won at No. 1 in straight sets over Andrew Staab, 6-3, 7-6, and Bruce dispatched William Marrafao at the third flight, 6-3, 6-2.
Berghaus rounded out the wins over Coker with a convincing 6-3, 6-0 victory over George Handy.
1. MILLS, Grayson (PCM) def. Andre Staab (COKERMT) 6-3, 7-6
2. O'CONNELL, William (PCM) def. Tom Sizeland (COKERMT) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6
3. BRUCE, Danny (PCM) def. William Marrafao (COKERMT) 6-3, 6-2
4. BERGHAUS, Rafael (PCM) def. George Handy (COKERMT) 6-3, 6-0
5. James Corfield (COKERMT) def. BRIGHAM, Andrew (PCM) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
6. ASIS, Gonzalo (PCM) def. Martin Moncayo (COKERMT) 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 (11-9)
1. BRIGHAM, Andrew/O'CONNELL, William (PCM) def. Andre Staab/George Handy (COKERMT) 8-4
2. BERGHAUS, Rafael/MILLS, Grayson (PCM) def. William Marrafao/Tom Sizeland (COKERMT) 8-3
3. BRUCE, Danny/SNEAD, Edward (PCM) def. James Corfield/Martin Moncayo (COKERMT) 8-5
PC 6, Limestone 1
PC finished Saturday with another 6-1 win over the Saints.
The Blue Hose dropped only the top flight matches in singles and doubles play.
O’Connell took a three-set win over Rafael Ferla, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, while Berghaus knocked off Antoine Le Dore at the fourth flight, 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7).
Bruce also rolled past Lucas Guinski, 6-1, 6-3 while Nathan Crocker (Clinton, S.C.) handled Benji Lascari Diaz, 7-5, 6-1.
Asis took a sixth-flight match from Daniel Lopez, 6-3, 6-2.
1. Carlos Yanes (LC) def. MILLS, Grayson (PCM) 7-5, 6-4
2. O'CONNELL, William (PCM) def. Rafael Ferla (LC) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
3. BRUCE, Danny (PCM) def. Lucas Guinski (LC) 6-1, 6-3
4. BERGHAUS, Rafael (PCM) def. Antoine Le Dore (LC) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
5. CROCKER, Nathan (PCM) def. Benji Lascari Diaz (LC) 7-5, 6-1
6. ASIS, Gonzalo (PCM) def. Daniel Lopez (LC) 6-3, 6-2
1. Carlos Yanes/Rafael Ferla (LC) def. BRIGHAM, Andrew/O'CONNELL, William (PCM) 8-5
2. BERGHAUS, Rafael/MILLS, Grayson (PCM) def. Antoine Le Dore/Daniel Lopez (LC) 8-4
3. BRUCE, Danny/SNEAD, Edward (PCM) def. Lucas Guinski/Benji Lascari Diaz (LC) 8-1