LAFAYETTE, La. – The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team split two matches in Louisiana on Sunday in the first of four matches on the team’s spring trip. PC dropped a close match to Louisiana-Lafayette, 4-2, early in the day before topping Xavier University of Louisiana, 4-3, in the later match.
Diego Manzanas and Brandon Mills led PC in singles play on the day with two wins apiece on court four and five, respectively. Danny Bruce claimed a victory in singles at No. 3 against Xavier, while the Blue Hose took two of the three doubles in the match.
In the first match of the day, Manzanas earned a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 3, while Mills won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4 to account for both of PC’s points in the match. Louisiana swept the doubles matches and took three of the four singles for the win.
The Blue Hose would rally back to take their second match of the day to earn their fourth victory of the year. PC won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and 3, while leading at No. 2 in a match that went unfinished. Mills and Alexander Lykou earned a 6-4 win on court one and Manzanas and Alejandro Bejar claimed a 6-0 win on court three to clinch the doubles win.
In singles, Bruce took a 6-1, 6-3 on court three and Manzanas won 6-2, 6-4 right behind him on court four. With the match tied 3-3, Mills clinched the PC victory by earning a hard fought win at No. 5, 2-6, 7-6 (13-11), 6-1.
The Blue Hose are back in action on Wednesday with a doubleheader against Lamar and Nicholls State.
Louisiana 4, Presbyterian College 2
1. Libaud, Arthur (UL) def. Alexander Lykou (PC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
2. Lopez, Edgar (UL) def. Alejandro Bejar (PC) 6-4, 6-4
3. Wynan, Jake (UL) def. Danny Bruce (PC) 6-4, 6-4
4. Diego Manzanas (PC) def. Kramarov, Vlad (UL) 6-3, 6-2
5. Brandon Mills (PC) def. Perez, Eric (UL) 6-3, 6-3
6. Wahlborg, Coleman (UL) vs. Ben Kelley (PC) 5-7, 6-2, 3-1, unfinished
1. Wahlborg, Coleman/Wynan, Jake (UL) vs. Brandon Mills/Alexander Lykou (PC) 3-4, unfinished
2. Lopez, Edgar/Perez, Eric (UL) def. Danny Bruce/Ben Kelley (PC) 6-2
3. Libaud, Arthur/Kramarov, Vlad (UL) def. Diego Manzanas/Alejandro Bejar (PC) 6-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,4,3,2,1)
Presbyterian 4, Xavier 3
1. # 8 Karan Salwan (XUL) def. Alexander Lykou (PC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Thomas Setodji (XUL) def. Alejandro Bejar (PC) 6-2, 6-3
3. Danny Bruce (PC) def. #10 Kyle Montrel (XUL) 6-1, 6-3
4. Diego Manzanas (PC) def. Kevin Chaouat (XUL) 6-2, 6-4
5. Brandon Mills (PC) def. #43 Tushar Mandlekar (XUL) 2-6, 7-6 (13-11), 6-1
6. Adam Albrecht (XUL) def. Ben Kelley (PC) 6-2, 7-5
1. Brandon Mills/Alexander Lykou (PC) def. Thomas Setodji/Kevin Chaouat (XUL) 6-4
2. Danny Bruce/Ben Kelley (PC) vs. Karan Salwan/Kyle Montrel (XUL) 5-4, unfinished
3. Diego Manzanas/Alejandro Bejar (PC) def. Manav Chakma/Tushar Mandlekar (XUL) 6-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,4,3,2,6,5)