Brevard falls to nationally-ranked North Georgia in season opener

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Dahlonega, Ga. – Brevard College’s men’s tennis program began the 2016 season against No. 20 North Georgia on Sunday afternoon, losing 9-0.

The Tornados, only using four players, forfeited the third doubles slot to open up the match trailing 1-0. Christoph Plasa and Tim Hengst paired up in the second doubles position against Matheus Pineda and Graham Shaw of North Georgia (2-0), losing 8-1. In the top slot, the duo of David Taggart and Tom Mittring went the distance against their counterparts from the nationally-ranked foe, but couldn’t pull the upset against Philipp Mueller and Alexander Reinauer in an 8-6 thriller.

Before singles play even began, North Georgia clinched the match as the fourth and fifth positions were forfeited by Brevard.

Plasa was the first singles contest to finish, playing in the fourth position against Hugues Renald. Mittring and Hengst both had similar results on courts two and three against the Nighthawks Reinauer and Moritzen.

Taggart yet again gave his opposition a run for his money, forcing a tiebreaker in the second set after dropping the opener 6-3. The senior was able to force three set points in the final set against the 16th-ranked player in the region, but Mueller was able to survive and force the breaker, prevailing 7-3.

The Tornados will be on their home court on Sunday, Feb. 7 when they host Division I The Citadel with first serve scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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