CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s tennis team picked up a key Big South victory on Saturday afternoon, topping Campbell, 4-3, at the Templeton Tennis Courts in Clinton, S.C. The Blue Hose improve to 8-9 overall and 2-0 in the Big South, while handing Campbell its first conference loss as they drop to 11-3, 3-1 in the Big South.
The Blue Hose continue to excel in doubles action, sweeping the three matches to claim the point. Ben Kelley and Joel Roberts recorded their 11th victory over the year with a 6-4 win on court one. Brandon Mills and Alexander Lykou earned a close win, 7-6, on court two, while Diego Manzanas and Jaime Castillo-Lopez pulled out a 7-5 victory on court three for their 11th win of the year.
The two teams split the six teams singles matches in what was a highly competitive match. Campbell was able to take the matches at the top two flights but PC got wins on courts three, four and five to earn the victory. Manzanas won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 3 and Kelley recorded his team-leading 12th win of the year with a 6-1, 6-2 decision at No. 4. Alejandro Bejar won his second straight match at No. 5, going 6-2, 7-5 in the tight 4-3 victory for PC.
PC now sits atop the Big South standings as the lone team without a loss in conference play. The Blue Hose return to action on Friday with a non-conference doubleheader against UNCG and Spartanburg Methodist with the matches slated for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. PC will then host UNC Asheville the following Monday in Big South action.