Men’s Tennis Wraps Up Invitational
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DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Wildcats’ men’s tennis team concluded play at its own Davidson Invitational on Sunday, building off of Saturday’s success and picking up seven wins along the way.
“We showed a lot of determination to finish off today’s tournament,” said head coach Drew Barrett. “The guys brought a lot of energy and support for each other, which helped them close out some tough matches. It was a good step forward and I’m happy to see their improvement each week.”
Davidson kicked off the morning with a dominant doubles display, as the team’s top doubles unit of Alejandro Solares and Maxwell Kachkarov pulled off a thrilling 7-6 victory over Gardner-Webb from court one. The Bulldogs were no match for the Wildcats’ No. 2 and 3 teams either, as Nico Pinzon and Juan Camilo Perez Gongora earned a 6-1 win at court two and Jerry Wang and Udday Singh combined for a 6-3 win from court three.
Later in the day, against UNC Asheville, Solares and Kachkarov also found success on the singles courts. Solares, who competed in Davidson’s top singles spot, fell behind 2-6 in the first set but bounced back with 6-2, 10-7 victories in the second and third to win the match and remain undefeated this fall. From No. 2, Kachkarov also battled through three sets, dropping the first 0-6 before rebounding with a 6-4, 10-4 win.
Brooks Green and Pinzon also saw success from the singles court against Asheville, as Green won two-straight sets, of 7-6, 6-4, from No. 5 while Pinzon stole two 6-2 sets from court six.
The Wildcats will take a break this weekend, before returning to the courts to battle at the UNCG Invitational Oct. 15-17.
The Wildcats wrapped up day one of their own Davidson Invitational on Saturday, collecting 12 total wins, including nine straight against Queens University.
Prior to the clean sweep against the Charlotte Royals, three ‘Cats picked up singles victories against Gardner-Webb. Sophomore Alejandro Solares led the way from No. 2, downing the Bulldogs’ Sebastian Harris in a 7-6, 5-7, 10-2 battle. Brooks Green and Udday Singh also earned wins of their own, as Green won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5 and rookie Singh came out on top from court six in two-straight 6-2, 6-1 victories.
From the doubles courts, against Queens, Davidson’s top doubles duo of Solares and Maxwell Kachkarov turned in a convincing 6-4 victory. Nico Pinzon and Juan Camilo Perez Gongora also defeated the Royals’ No. 2 team, 6-0, while Jerry Wang and Singh produced a 6-2 win from court three.
To close out the day, the ‘Cats blanked Queens on the singles courts. Sam Kavarana got into the action, picking up a three-set victory at No. 4, with a 5-7, 7-6, 10-7 comeback win and Perez Gongora earned a three-set win for himself too, falling behind 2-6 in the first but bouncing back for 6-3,10-7 second and third set wins.