MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College tennis teams competed against two Appalachian Athletic Conference foes over the weekend. On Friday, the teams competed against Milligan and returned the following day to match up against Point.
On Friday, both teams fell 9-0 to a talented Milligan squad. On the men's side, Mateo Barroetavena (JR/Buenos Aires, Argentina) recovered from a tough first set to tighten things up in the second but eventually fell 6-0, 7-5. Juan Felipe Salgado (SO/Cali, Columbia) fell 6-2, 6-0, while Tanner Wilhoit (JR/Denton, NC) was defeated 6-2, 6-2. On the women's side, Kara Smith (SR/Crawfordville, FL) was defeated 6-0, 6-3 while Elizabeth Garner (SO/Eagle, ID) fell in her match 6-1, 6-1.
On Saturday, the Cavaliers welcomed Point to town and they Skyhawks came away with a 9-0 win. Lorward Choi (FR/Torrance, CA) was competitive in his match, dropping a close 6-4, 7-5 contest. Salgado fell 6-3, 6-3 in his match while Wilhoit was defeated 7-5, 6-0. The tandem of Barroetavena and Wilhoit dropped their doubles match 8-2 while the pair of Salgado and Choi fell 8-3.
The women fared much better against Point and came up just short in a 5-4 loss. Kara Smith was victorious in her singles match, taking a 7-5, 6-1 win while the other three victories came via default. Skyler Brody (JR/Duluth, GA) fell in her match 6-2, 6-2 wile Hayley Taylor (FR/Marion, NC) fell 6-3, 6-0. Taylor Lunsford (JR/Mooresville, NC) was defeated in her match 6-4, 6-0.
Both teams ill be back in action on Saturday, April 9th when they travel to take on Greensboro College at 3pm.
Montreat College head tennis coach Andrew Cobb has announced the signing of Eric Dunlap to a letter of intent to compete for the Cavaliers beginning in the fall of 2016.
Dunlap is currently a senior at Cass High School where he is a four-year letterman in tennis. He has primarily played in the #1 Doubles and #3 Singles spots for Cass. His signing was recently highlighted in the Cartersville Daily Tribune by Jason Greenberg and that article can be accessed HERE.
MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to #22 Asbury on Friday. A number of Cavaliers gave a strong effort against the nationally ranked Eagles, highlighted by Juan Felipe Salgado (SO/Cali, Columbia) who picked up a big 6-4, 7-6(4) win over Aquille Trotman in #4 singles. In #3 singles, Lorward Choi (FR/Torrance, CA) gave a gallant effort against Julian Tellez but eventually fell 6-4, 7-6(3). Leopoldo Lucero (FR/Quito, Ecuador) picked up some key games in his #2 singles match against Ty Abraham but it wasn't enough as he fell 6-3, 6-2.
The team will be back in action on Monday, March 28th when they travel to take on Ferrum College. Start time is set for 1pm.