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Liberty Edges Men's Tennis, 4-3


LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team came up short in a Big South Conference match at Liberty on Thursday afternoon, 4-3.

PC moves to 15-8 on the year and 2-2 in the Big South while Liberty improves to 10-6 overall and 3-2 in league play. The Blue Hose will head to Radford to face the Highlanders on Friday at 2 p.m.

The Blue Hose won three singles matches but could not pull out the final victory. 

Grayson Mills (Lilburn, Ga.) grabbed a win at the top flight to even the dual match at 1-1 following Liberty’s doubles point. Mills knocked off Siim Tuus at No. 1, 6-4, 6-2.

Andrew Brigham (Birmingham, England) followed to pull the Blue Hose in front at the fifth flight. Brigham bested Stan Vaughn in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

Shea Thomas edged William O’Connell (Nadi, Fiji) at the second flight to even the match at 2-2. Thomas took the win by a 7-5, 6-4 margin. Dillon Segur then bumped off Danny Bruce at the third flight, 6-4, 7-6.

PC’s final win came at the sixth flight from Gonzalo Asis (Madrid, Spain). The junior picked up his team-leading 16th singles victory by taking down Egon Samaai in a three-set verdict, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2.

Rafael Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) found himself pitted in a fourth-flight battle to decide the match but opponent Jorge Azuero held off the Blue Hose, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles action, Berghaus and Mills ran their Big South doubles record together to 3-1 this season by toppling Segur and Azuero, 8-3.

Singles competition
1. MILLS, Grayson (PCM) def. TUUS, Siim (LIBERTYM) 6-4, 6-2
2. THOMAS, Shea (LIBERTYM) def. O'CONNELL, William (PCM) 7-5, 6-4
3. SEGUR, Dillon (LIBERTYM) def. BRUCE, Danny (PCM) 6-4, 7-6
4. AZUERO, Jorge (LIBERTYM) def. BERGHAUS, Rafael (PCM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. BRIGHAM, Andrew (PCM) def. VAUGHAN, Stan (LIBERTYM) 6-3, 6-4
6. ASIS, Gonzalo (PCM) def. SAMAAI, Egon (LIBERTYM) 2-6, 7-6, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. THOMAS, Shea/SAMAAI, Egon (LIBERTYM) def. BRIGHAM, Andrew/O'CONNELL, William (PCM) 8-5
2. BERGHAUS, Rafael/MILLS, Grayson (PCM) def. SEGUR, Dillon/AZUERO, Jorge (LIBERTYM) 8-3
3. TUUS, Siim/SECANELL, Guillem (LIBERTYM) def. BRUCE, Danny/SNEAD, Edward (PCM) 8-4

CLINTON, S.C. Women's basketball's Janie Miles (Clemson, S.C.) and men's basketball's William Truss (Vestavia Hills, Ala.) were named Presbyterian College's Female and Male Athletes of the Week for their accomplishments on the court for the week ending December 9.