Taggart pulls major upset in Torndos loss to No. 46 Queens

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BREVARD, N.C. - Brevard College’s men’s tennis team hosted nationally-ranked Queens in a South Atlantic Conference tilt on Saturday afternoon, falling to the No. 46 team 8-1. With the loss, Brevard drops to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in SAC play.

David Taggart posted Brevard’s first point of the season, coming against Queens’ (3-1, 1-0 SAC) top singles player, and No. 32 in Division II, Per-Erik Soler. In a rematch of a contest played on Sep. 18, Taggart took the first set from his Queens counterpart 6-3 before losing the second set 2-6. Taggart prevailed 10-7 in the tiebreaker over the reigning South Atlantic Conference player of the week and the fifth-ranked singles player in the ITA southeast region poll.

The contest began in doubles play, where the Royals swept Brevard. Starting behind 1-0 after a default victory on court three, the pair of Christoph Plasa and Tim Hengst fell at the second position 8-2 to Andor Cas and Zachary Williams of Queens. In the top positon, Tom Mittring and Taggart lost to Jules Athalis and Giovanni Setti 8-3.

Queens went up 4-0 before singles play with a default victory at the sixth position, and clinchd the victory with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over the Tornados’ Dan Taylor. Mittring was the next match to end, with a 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Athalis in the second spot. Plasa was able to take three games from his counterpart in each set in the fourth slot.

Hengst was the final contest to conclude, taking his Queens foe to a tiebreaker. Jordan Owens prevailed in the opening set 6-4, but Hengst flipped the score in the second and forced the tiebreaker with a 6-4 victory. The tiebreaker ended with a 10-8 win for Owens.

Brevard returns to the courts tomorrow when they take on Anderson on the road with first serve slated for 1:00 p.m.

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