Brevard has successful first day at Belmont Abbey Tournament

Belmont, N.C. – Brevard College’s men’s tennis team started off the fall season on Friday at the Belmont Abbey Tournament where the team saw Queens and Montreat on the opening day.

The Tornados ended the day with a “W” after sweeping Montreat in all three matches played today. Tom Mittring and Chris Plasa teamed up to win their first doubles match as a team and Mittring’s first victory in doubles play with an 8-6 triumph. David Taggart put BC up 2-0 after a dominating 6-1, 6-0 performance over Leoploldo Lucero. Mittring completed the sweep over the NAIA foe, defeating Tanner Wilhoin in an eight game pro set 8-1 due to darkness. Plasa’s match will be concluded tomorrow with him ahead 5-3 before the match was postponed.

In the first match of the day versus Queens, veteran Taggart teamed up with mittring to take on Will Roberson and Jules Athalis of the South Atlantic Conference rival, losing a tight contest 8-6. In singles play, Taggart was put in the top singles flight where he took reigning All-SAC First Team Per-Erik Soler to a tiebreaker in the first set, losing 7-3 in the tiebreaker before losing the second set 6-1. Mittring, playing on the second court, earned his first collegiate victory with over Alvaro De La Osa. Plasa lost the third singles tilt to Jordan Owens by a score of 6-1, 6-1.

Brevard continues play in the Belmont Abbey Tournament tomorrow.

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