Brevard bested by North Greenville

Box Score

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Brevard College’s men’s tennis team took on North Greenville on the road on Thursday afternoon, losing to the host Crusaders 9-0. With the result, Brevard drops to 1-12 overall.

In doubles action, Christoph Plasa and Tim Hengst rallied back from 3-0 at the second flight to make it 5-4, but lost the final three games to Sjors van Eck and A. de la Torre. At the top slot, David Taggart and Tom Mittring went back and forth with their North Greenville counterparts, but lost 9-7.

North Greenville earned two free points, one from a default at third position doubles and one for sixth position singles. The Crusaders clinched the victory on court five as Dan Taylor fell 6-1, 6-1. At the top flight, Taggart dropped a 6-1, 6-1 decision against Van Eck.

Courts three and four were the next two to end, as both Hengst and Plasa gave their opponents a competitive outing. Despite dropping the opening set 6-1, Hengst was able to come out strong in the sequel and take a 4-3 lead before three-straight games went Gomez’s way. In similar fashion, Hengst fell 6-2 in the first and 6-4 in the second.

The final match to end was Mittring versus Sergio Araujo on court two. The first set went back and forth and went to a tiebreaker in a 7-6 loss for Mittring. Mitting tried to force a third set, but lost 6-4.

Brevard is back in action on Saturday, Mar. 19, when they host Coker with first serve scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

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