Rock Hill, SC – The Winthrop men’s tennis team was edged, 4-3, by Presbyterian College on Thursday afternoon, at Memorial Courts.
The Eagles put themselves in a hole early, dropping the doubles point. In the No. 1 doubles position, Presbyterian’s Rafael Berghaus and Joel Roberts bested Winthrop’s Dylan Comerford and Peter Nagovnak, 8-3, while the Blue Hose’s Ben Kelley and Ryan Miller squeaked by the Eagle’s Steven Patrick and Tremayne Mitchell, 8-7, in the No. 2 doubles position. Presbyterian finished the doubles sweep, as Diego Manzanas and Grayson Mills edged Juan Pablo Boada and Corey Decandia, 8-7, in the No. 3 doubles position.
Winthrop fought hard in the singles competition to make up the lost point, but came up short of a victory. In the No. 1 singles position, Mills defeated Yuta Hirokawa, 6-4, 6-2, and Danny Bruce prevailed over Patrick, 6-3, 7-6, in the No. 2 singles position. Comerford routed Roberts, 6-2, 6-2, in the No. 3 singles position, while Mitchell overpowered Kelley, 6-0, 6-1, in the No. 4 singles position. In the No. 5 singles position, Boada bested Manzanas, 6-2, 6-4, but Gonzalo Asis was victorious over Michael Chen, 6-4, 6-4, in the No. 6 singles position.
The Eagles overall record now stands at 12-9 on the season, and 5-2 in conference. Winthrop will host Campbell in its final regular season match on Saturday, April 12th, at 10 a.m.