CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team returns to action this weekend with matches against Furman and Davidson. The Paladins will come to Clinton, S.C. for a 3 p.m. match on Friday, before PC goes on the road to take on Davidson at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Hose stand at 5-3 on the season after sweeping all three matches at the Alabama State Invitational in Montgomery, Ala. last weekend. Furman will enter Friday’s match with the same mark at 5-3, while Davidson enters the weekend with a 7-2 record.
PC captured both of the Big South weekly honors earlier this week. Ben Kelley was named the league’s Player of the Week after going 5-0 overall last week. Jaime Castillo-Lopez earned the conference’s Freshman of the Week honor with a 4-0 week, including a 3-0 mark in doubles play. It was the first time PC has won both honors in the same week since April 8, 2014, one of three such occasions that season.
PC and Furman last met on the courts last season in Greenville with the Paladins coming away with the 4-3 victory. The Blue Hose won the doubles with wins on courts one and two, but FU took four of the six singles matches for the win. Alejandro Bejar earned a three-set win at No. 2 in singles in the match with Kelley taking a straight sets win at No. 6.
Updates from both matches can be found on the team’s Twitter account, @PackthePondo.