No. 50 Trojans Fly Past Falcons 8-1 In Conference Carolinas Men's Tennis

No. 50 Trojans Fly Past Falcons 8-1 In Conference Carolinas Men's Tennis

Nationally 50th-ranked Mount Olive swept doubles play and won five-of-six matches as the Trojans remained unbeaten with an 8-1 victory over Pfeiffer in Conference Carolinas men's tennis Sunday at Walker Tennis Center.

Mount Olive (8-0 overall, 4-0 Conference Carolinas) took a 3-0 lead with three doubles wins, highlighted by Brahm Moolman and Gabriel Santana teaming up for the first time this season and posting an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles. Henric Falkenburg and Akio Mariano won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles and Edgar Bub and Rik Wolthuis pulled out a 9-8 win at No. 1 doubles.

Pfeiffer (8-4, 3-2) avoided a shutout with a win at No. 1 singles, but Mount Olive clinched the team win as Falkenburg won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and Santana rallied from a first-set loss for a 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles.

Mount Olive returns to action Wednesday as the Trojans play host to Barton in a Conference Carolinas match-up. Match time is 3:30 p.m. at Walker Tennis Center.

Mount Olive 8, Pfeiffer 1
1. Loic Minery (PFE) def. Edgar Bub (MOC) 6-4, 6-1
2. Gabriel Santana (MOC) def. Sebastian Wernecke (PFE) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
3. Henric Falkenburg (MOC) def. Luis Villalta (PFE) 6-4, 6-2
4. Rik Wolthuis (MOC) def. Ethan Lyon (PFE) 6-1, 6-3
5. Akio Mariano (MOC) def. Bret Williams (PFE) 6-2, 6-0
6. Brahm Moolman (MOC) def. Stephen Miller (PFE) 6-1, 6-0

1. Edgar Bub/Rik Wolthuis (MOC) def. Loic Minery/Sebastian Wernecke (PFE) 9-8
2. Henric Falkenburg/Akio Mariano (MOC) def. Luis Villalta/Orlando Castillo (PFE) 8-3
3. Brahm Moolman/Gabriel Santana (MOC) def. Ethan Lyon/Stephen Miller (PFE) 8-0

Pfeiffer 8-4, 3-2 Conference Carolinas
Mount Olive 8-0, 4-0 Conference Carolinas