Saturday, October 11, 2008


Brevard, N.C. - Behind the strong play of Cole Altizer, Konstantin Savelyev, and Andrew Thompson, the Brevard College men’s tennis team swept their last two matches of the fall season, defeating the visiting teams from Covenant College and Milligan College on October 10th and 11th.

On Friday the Tornados played host to Covenant College, topping the visiting Scots 6-2. In doubles action the top Brevard team of Altizer and Jarred Fisher fell to Joshua Jeremiah and John Hirte, 8-5. Savelyev and Thompson took the second doubles match over Douglas Bernandez and Jonathan Herberich, 8-0. Brevard took the third doubles match as well as Nate Lyles and Sam Johnston topped Adam Herberich and Daniel Manget, 8-5.

Josh Jeremiah led the Scots in the top singles play as he defeated Thompson, 4-6, 6-3, 13-11. Altizer continued his winning ways as he defeated Bernandez, 6-4, 6-4. Savelyev cruised past Jonathan Herberich 6-3, 6-0, and Lyles swept Adam Herberich in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0. Shane Apps finished out singles play for the day as he topped Brandon Snipes, 6-0, 6-0.

Saturday’s action was all Brevard as they swept past the Milligan Buffaloes, 9-0. In doubles action, Altizer and Fisher defeated Ben Way and Matt Clark 8-5. Savelyev and Thompson topped Ricky Jones and Bryan Upshaw 8-4, and Johnston and Lyles easy overcame Jonathan Tuttle and Micah Redden, 8-2, sweeping the doubles matches for the day.

The Tornado sweep was on in the singles as well as Andrew Thompson started off with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Way. Fisher defeated Milligan’s Jones 6-2, 6-0, and teammate Altizer continued his winning ways as he defeated Clark 4-6, 6-2, 10-5. Savelyev, Lyles and Apps finished out the day for the Tornados as they dropped a total of two sets between the three of them, with Savelyev winning over Upshaw, 6-1, 6-1, Lyles defeating Tuttle, 6-0, 6-0, and Apps sweeping Redden, 6-0, 6-0.

The Tornados are finished with the fall season and hope to carry over their winning ways to the spring when they travel to Dahlonega, Ga. on February 11, 2009, to take on North Georgia College and State.