CLINTON, S.C. - The Presbyterian College men's tennis team completed a doubleheader sweep of Liberty and Limestone on Thursday afternoon at the Templeton Tennis Courts in Clinton, S.C. PC topped the Flames, 4-3, for its fifth conference win of the season, before closing out the Saints, 4-0, for its 10 victory of the season.
The Blue Hose opened the first match of the day by taking the doubles point with wins on court one and two. Brandon Mills and Alexander Lykou claimed a 6-3 victory at No. 1, while Danny Bruce and Ben Kelley took a 6-0 decision on No. 2. Liberty’s Eddie Gutierrez and Alex Poynter earned a 6-3 victory on court three.
PC and Liberty split the six singles matches on the afternoon to give the Blue Hose the close 4-3 victory. Bruce took a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 3, while Kelley claimed his 12th singles win of the year at No. 6, 6-2, 6-2. Alejandro Bejar later clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2 to give PC the 4-2 lead at the time.
In the second match, PC won the doubles point by winning on courts one and three. Kelley and Bruce took the match at No. 1, 6-4, while Steven Weaver and Will Baird teamed up for a 6-1 win at No. 3. Manzanas and Robert led 5-4 on court two but the match went unfinished.
PC took three singles wins to clinch the match with the remaining matches going unfinished. Bruce took a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 2 with Manzanas following for the 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 3. Baird wrapped it up with a 6-4, 6-2 decision, as PC went 2-0 on the day.
The Blue Hose return to action on April 1 with a conference match against Longwood.
Presbyterian 4, Liberty 3
1. MATHESON, Sam (LIBERTY) def. Alexander Lykou (PC) 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (11-9)
2. Alejandro Bejar (PC) def. SAMAAI, Egon (LIBERTY) 6-4, 6-4
3. Danny Bruce (PC) def. POYNTER, Alex (LIBERTY) 6-2, 6-1
4. GUTIERREZ, Eddie (LIBERTY) def. Diego Manzanas (PC) 6-4, 7-5
5. CASTANO, Diego (LIBERTY) def. Brandon Mills (PC) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
6. Ben Kelley (PC) def. BUSH, David (LIBERTY) 6-2, 6-2
1. Brandon Mills/Alexander Lykou (PC) def. MATHESON, Sam/SAMAAI, Egon (LIBERTY) 6-3
2. Danny Bruce/Ben Kelley (PC) def. CASTANO, Diego/BUSH, David (LIBERTY) 6-0
3. GUTIERREZ, Eddie/POYNTER, Alex (LIBERTY) def. Joel Roberts/Diego Manzanas (PC) 6-3
Presbyterian 4, Limestone College 0
1. Alejandro Bejar (PC) vs. Gustavo D'Ascenzi (LIME) 6-0, 5-4, unfinished
2. Danny Bruce (PC) def. Stefano Soares (LIME) 6-2, 6-0
3. Diego Manzanas (PC) def. Benji Lascari Diaz (LIME) 6-2, 6-1
4. Ben Kelley (PC) vs. Guillermo Ortega (LIME) 6-0, 4-3, unfinished
5. Will Baird (PC) def. Giacomo Campus (LIME) 6-4, 6-2
6. Steven Weaver (PC) vs. Luka Stanec (LIME) 6-2, 4-5, unfinished
1. Ben Kelley/Danny Bruce (PC) def. Stefano Soares/Benji Lascari Diaz (LIME) 6-4
2. Diego Manzanas/Joel Roberts (PC) vs. Gustavo D'Ascenzi/Guillermo Ortega (LIME) 5-4, unfinished
3. Steven Weaver/Will Baird (PC) def. Giacomo Campus/Alex Poda (LIME) 6-1