SPORTS

Men’s Tennis Takes a Pair of Matches on Saturday

by | Feb 20, 2019 | Sports

Davidson’s Douglas MacIntosh dropped this one across the net in his singles match against Wingate.

 

Axel Fries

DAVIDSON, N.C.  —  The Davidson men’s tennis team earned a pair of home wins Saturday when it scored 6-1 and 4-3 decisions over Wingate and North Carolina A&T inside the Knobloch Tennis Center.

The Wildcats ran their record to 6-2 with the two wins, while Wingate fell to 4-1 and N.C. A&T remained winless at 0-7.

In the morning match after falling behind 1-0 when Bulldogs took the doubles point, Davidson came back to take wins at all six singles positions to secure the win.

Later in the day, the Aggies gave the ‘Cats a run to the end with singles wins at No. 2, 3 and 6, but thanks to the doubles point and wins at No. 1, 4 and 5 positions in singles, Davidson held on. 

Yash Parikh

On the day, the doubles team of Alexander Loope and Matthew Rose pushed their winning streak to four in a row after wins of 6-4 and 6-1 at No. 3. The duo is a team-best 6-2 on the year.

Douglas MacIntosh and Camden Mazzoni also won in doubles vs. N.C. A&T with a 6-4 decision at No. 2.

Singles play saw three players go 2-0 on the day. Yash Parikh scored wins of 6-4, 6-4 and 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 and 2 position, respectively, to push his record to 6-1.

Joining Parikh at 2-0 on the day was MacIntosh (No. 6- 6-2, 6-1 & No. 5- 6-1, 6-1) and freshman Brooks Green, who scored victories of 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5 vs. Wingate and then 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5 vs. the Aggies.

Axel Fries netted a three-set win at No. 1 vs. Wingate after being a set down, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, to push his record to 5-2. In addition, Sam Kavarana pulled out a three-setter at No. 3 vs. Wingate after also being a set down, 6-7, 6-0, 7-6.

Sam Kavarana

Rounding out the winners on the day was Mazzoni with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 4 vs. Wingate to match Parikh at 6-1 on the season in singles play.

The Wildcats as a team through the first eight matches are 33-12 in singles play, while going a combined 13-9 in doubles. 

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