Saturday was a good day for Reinhardt’s tennis teams. The Eagles, hosted by Montreat College, defeated both teams in an Appalachian Athletic Conference match. The men’s tennis team won 7-2 while the women’s team swept the Cavaliers, 9-0.
On the men’s side, No. 16 Reinhardt (8-5) got things started in doubles. Fabio Pereira and Emory Deloach stayed undefeated at No. 1 doubles, 8-6. Nicolas Duarte and Nikita Hrynov won at No. 2 doubles, 8-5. Matthew Nadle and Marcel Alfaro fell over at line 3, 9-7.
In singles play, the Eagles won five singles lines. Pereira was victorious at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Duarte beat No. 2, 6-4, 6-3. In No. 3 singles, Deloach earned the win, 6-1, 6-0, and in the No. 4 singles, Hrynov was the winner, 6-4, 6-4. In the No. 6 singles, Milos Sikimic closed the match with a great win, 6-1, 6-2, while Nadle was the lone loss at No. 5, 6-4, 2-6, 10-6.
On the women’s side, No. 23 (8-3) Reinhardt started with a great win while the won all three doubles without dropping any games. In singles, the Lady Eagles rolled to six quick wins to complete the sweep. Chiara Rebecchi earned the first win for the ladies, 6-1, 6-0. The next win came from Yamit Vodavoz, 6-0, 6-0. RU had already won the Cavaliers with three points in doubles and two in singles but the rest of the matches were still on. Ariel Schneider and Albane Queinnec also closed their matches without dropping any games. Paula Puentes at No. 5 was the winner, 6-1, 6-0. Jamie Lunceford gave RU the last point at line 6, 6-1, 6-0.
Reinhardt’s tennis teams will be back in action this weekend, hosting by Milligan (Tennessee). The match schedule for 1 p.m on Saturday April 1.
Written by: Yamit Vodavoz.