No. 28 Mount Olive Defeats Barton 7-2 In Conference Carolinas Men's Tennis

No. 28 Mount Olive Defeats Barton 7-2 In Conference Carolinas Men's Tennis

Nationally 28th-ranked University of Mount Olive won two-of-three doubles matches and singles wins by Matt Finnerty, Henric Falkenberg and Paul Wiederspahn clinched the team victory as the Trojans extended their winning streak to nine with a 7-2 victory over Barton in Conference Carolinas men's tennis Thursday at Wilson, N.C. The win kept Mount Olive unbeaten this season in conference play and against non-Division I opponents.

Mount Olive (12-1 overall, 6-0 Conference Carolinas) took a 2-1 lead as Finnerty and Falkenberg combined for an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles, while Wiederspahn and Stan Roffe won 8-3 at No. 3 doubles. Finnerty won 7-6, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and Falkenberg overcame a first set loss for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles.

Wiederspahn sealed the team victory with a 6-1, 7-6 win at No. 4 singles. Wiederspahn won the second set tie-breaker 7-0. Roffe and Vazquez closed out the match with three-set wins.

Mount Olive is idle until April 5 when the Trojans play host to Pfeiffer in a Conference Carolinas contest. Match time is 1 p.m. at Walker Tennis Center.

No. 28 Mount Olive 7, Barton 2
Mar 27, 2014 at Wilson, N.C. (Barton Tennis Complex)

1. Jake McCartney (BC) def. Edgar Bub (UMO) 6-4, 6-3
2. Matt Finnerty (UMO) def. Rafael Ruiz (BC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
3. Henric Falkenberg (UMO) def. Max Leppert (BC) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Paul Wiederspahn (UMO) def. Nick Genest (BC) 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)
5. Stanley Roffe (UMO) def. Daniel Radu (BC) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
6. Lautaro Vazquez (UMO) def. Yaxi Pintado (BC) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

1. Jake McCartney/Rafael Ruiz (BC) def. Edgar Bub/Rik Wolthuis (UMO) 8-6
2. Matt Finnerty/Henric Falkenberg (UMO) def. Max Leppert/Daniel Radu (BC) 8-3
3. Paul Wiederspahn/Stanley Roffe (UMO) def. Nick Genest/Yaxi Pintado (BC) 8-3