Men's Tennis Remains Unbeaten - Trojans Defeat Erskine 7-2

Men's Tennis Remains Unbeaten - Trojans Defeat Erskine 7-2

Brahm Moolman and Stan Roffe combined for a shutout win in doubles and dropped only three games between them in singles play as nationally 50th-ranked Mount Olive defeated Erskine 7-2 in Conference Carolinas men's tennis Saturday at Walker Tennis Center. The win keeps the Trojans unbeaten overall and in conference play.

Mount Olive (3-0 overall, 2-0 Conference Carolinas) swept all three doubles matches to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Moolman and Roffe posted an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles, as did Edgar Bub and Rik Wolthuis at No. 1 doubles. Henrik Falkenburg and Akio Mariano won 8-5 at No. 2 doubles.

Roffe lost only one game in a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles and Moolman won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6 singles to seal the team victory. Bub posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles and Mariano won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4 singles.

Saturday's contest marked the start of four matches in five days for Mount Olive. The Trojans play host to West Virginia Wesleyan Sunday at 1 p.m. in a recently added non-conference match. Then the Trojans head to Hilton Head Island, S.C., for a pair of non-conference contests. Mount Olive takes on Catawba Tuesday and Quincy (Ill.) Wednesday. Match time both days is 11 a.m.

Mount Olive 7, Erskine 2
Mar 02, 2013 at Mount Olive, N.C. (Walker Tennis Center)
1. Edgar Bub (MOC) def. Jack West (EC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Wilson Mathewes (EC) def. Henric Falkenburg (MOC) 6-4, 5-7 (10-7)
3. Dean Harris (EC) def. Rik Wolthuis (MOC) 6-4, 6-3
4. Akio Mariano (MOC) def. Alan Pearce (EC) 6-3, 6-1
5. Stan Roffe (MOC) def. Robert Clarke (EC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Brahm Moolman (MOC) def. Matthew Twitty (EC) 6-2, 6-1

1. Edgar Bub/Rik Wolthuis (MOC) def. Jack West/Wilson Mathewes (EC) 8-0
2. Henric Falkenburg/Akio Mariano (MOC) def. Dean Harris/Alan Pearce (EC) 8-5
3. Stan Roffe/Brahm Moolman (MOC) def. Robert Clarke/Matthew Twitty (EC) 8-0

Erskine 1-5, 1-1 Conference Carolinas
Mount Olive 3-0, 2-0 Conference Carolinas