Trojans Fall To Division I East Carolina 7-0 In Men's Tennis Season Opener

Trojans Fall To Division I East Carolina 7-0 In Men's Tennis Season Opener

Henric Falkenberg and Matt Finnerty posted a win at No. 2 doubles and Edgar Bub East Carolina's No. 1 singles to three sets, but University of Mount Olive fell to the Division I Pirates 7-0 in non-conference men's tennis Sunday at Greenville, N.C. The Trojans' spring season opener was played at the ECU Indoor Tennis Center.

Falkenberg and Finnerty combined to win their doubles match 8-7, but East Carolina took the other two doubles matches to earn the doubles point. In Division I tennis, a single point is awarded to the team that wins the most doubles matches.

Bub battled back from a 6-4 loss in the first set with a 7-6 win in the second set. ECU's Fredric Lehfeldt won the 10-point pro set 10-1 to win the match. East Carolina (6-1) won the remaining five singles matches in straight sets.

Mount Olive's record is officially 3-1 after winning three dual matches in the fall.

Mount Olive returns to action Friday as the Trojan men's and women's tennis teams travel to Hickory, N.C., to face Lenoir-Rhyne in non-conference contests. Match time is 1:30 p.m. The Trojans have their first home event Sunday against Francis Marion.

1. Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) def. Edgar Bub (UMO) 6-4, 6-7, 10-1
2. Blake Gregory (ECU) def. Matt Finnerty (UMO) 6-2, 6-1
3. Mario Martinez (ECU) def. Henric Falkenberg (UMO) 6-4, 6-0
4. Jared Morris (ECU) def. Stanley Roffe (UMO) 6-0, 6-2
5. Miles Holvoet (ECU) def. Matheus Ribiero (UMO) 6-1, 6-2
6. Ross Nigro (ECU) def. Lautaro Vazquez (UMO) 6-1, 6-2

1. Joran Vliegen/Colin Roller (ECU) def. Edgar Bub/Rik Wolthuis (UMO) 8-6
2. Henric Falkenberg/Matt Finnerty (UMO) def. Patriek Wolterbeek/Nicolas Soriano (ECU) 8-7
3. Miles Holvoet/Ross Nigro (ECU) def. Brahm Moolman/Stanley Roffe (UMO) 8-2