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GREENSBORO, NC - On Thursday, Montreat's men's tennis team won 8-1 over Greensboro College.

The Cavaliers would start off strong taking all three lines of doubles while only dropping six games. In singles play, Montreat would sweep lines 2-6 with the closest matches being at lines 4 and 5. At no.4 singles, Jacob Summerville walked away with a 6-1, 6-4 win while Grayson Chumley would win 6-3, 6-2 at no.5 singles. 

"The guys stepped out on the court ready to get another W," head coach Andrew Cobb said. "I was very proud of the guys today – especially the freshmen stepping up in both singles and doubles." 

MONTREAT, NC - On Wednesday, the Cavaliers took on NCAA Division II member, UVA-Wise. The men's tennis team walked away with a 6-3 win.

In doubles play, David Garcia and Lorward Choi would win 8-2 at no.2 doubles. No.3 doubles duo of Grayson Chumley and Ben Cree would follow in similar fashion, winning 8-1.

In singles play, Cree and Chumley would be the first two singles matches off the court, both winning 6-0, 6-0 at lines 5 and 6. With the Cavaliers leading 4-1, Choi would clinch the match at no.2 singles, 3-6, 6-0, 10-8. Garcia would finish soon after, winning 2-6, 7-5, 13-11 at no.4 singles. Montreat would drop lines 1 and 3 singles to UVA-Wise.

"This was a great match to come back after being in Hilton Head last week," head coach Andrew Cobb said. "We lost to UVA-Wise last year 5-4, so it was great to see the guys come out focused and ready to get the W today." 

HILTON HEAD, SC - The Montreat College men's tennis team traveled to Hilton Head Island, SC to participate in the PTR Spring Tennis Fest. During the week of March 12th-18th, they were able to compete in four dual matches against Indiana University East, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Asbury University, and Shepherd University.


On Sunday, March 12th, they dropped their first match against IU East, 6-3. The Cavaliers only competed with four players, forfeiting line 3 doubles and lines 5 and 6 singles, starting out 3-0 down to the Wolves. At No.1 doubles, Jackson Plyler and Leopoldo Lucero won 8-2, while No.2 freshmen duo of Eric Dunlap and Jacob Summerville fought hard but ultimately fell 8-6.


In singles play, Plyler and Lucero would be the only players to walk away with wins at No.1 and No.2 singles lines.


On Tuesday the Cavaliers took on Lenoir-Rhyne College. The Cavaliers were able to put five players in the line-up, still forfeiting the following lines: No.3 doubles and No.6 singles. In doubles play, Plyler and Lucero lost at No.1 doubles, 8-2. The pair of Lorward Choi and Dunlap dropped their match at No.2 doubles, 8-4.


In singles play, the Cavaliers would fight hard but would end up walking away dropping all singles lines to the NCAA Division II member. At No.1 singles, Lucero came close but fell short, losing 6-3, 6-3.


In the first match on Friday, the Cavaliers competed against the Asbury Eagles, a team who is receiving votes to be nationally ranked in the NAIA. The Cavaliers would fall short in all doubles, only walking away with five games throughout the three lines.


In singles play, the Cav's would press Asbury more but ultimately would fall short. At No.2 singles, David Garcia lost 6-4, 6-0, while Lorward Choi lost 7-5, 6-3 at No.3 singles. Ben Cree would walk away with the only win for the Cavaliers at No.6 singles: 6-4, 2-6, 11-9.


In the final match of the week, the men's tennis team took on Shepherd University of West Virginia. The men's tennis team would end the week on a high note, winning the match against an NCAA Division II member 5-4.


In doubles play, the duo of Cree and Chumley at No.2 doubles would be the only win for the Cavaliers, 8-6.


Going into singles play 2-1 down, the Cavs would drop No.1 and No.2 singles to Shepherd but ended up winning lines 3-6. At No.3 singles, Choi won 6-4, 4-6, 10-6, while Cree won handily at No.4 singles, 6-1, 6-1. At no.5 singles, Chumley would win 6-4, 6-3. Coming down to no.6 singles match with it tied 4-4, Summerville would clinch the match for the Cavaliers, 6-4, 2-6, 10-7.


"This week the guys faced some great competition," head coach Andrew Cobb said. "There were definitely some ups and downs but the guys improved and that's the important part. We knew coming into the week that we were going to fighting an uphill battle the first two matches with forfeiting lines in the lower part of the line-up but the guys still went out focused and ready to give it their all. The win against Shepherd was a great way to end the week, especially watching Jacob clinch it for the team." 

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