Young Harris Holds Off Lenoir-Rhyne, 5-3, In Men's Tennis
February 25, 2012
Sophomore Tommy Brennan wins at both singles and doubles for the Bears
Sophomore Tommy Brennan won at both No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for Lenoir-Rhyne in a 5-3 loss to Young Harris Saturday afternoon at Hickory High School.
Hickory, N.C. - The Young Harris Men's Tennis Team (3-5) was able to hang on and defeat Lenoir-Rhyne (0-3), 5-3, Saturday afternoon in an NCAA Division II match at Hickory High School.
Despite the loss, Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Tommy Brennan (Miami, Fla.) won at second singles and first doubles for the Bears.
Brennan defeated the Mountain Lions' Joan Valls (Barcelona, SPAIN) by a score of 7-5 and 6-3 at No. 2 singles before teaming with senior Aroon Khatter (Pune, INDIA) to defeat Valls and Gabriel Oliveira (Cotia, BRAZIL) at first doubles, 8-4.
In addition, Lenoir-Rhyne freshman Jarod Styres (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and senior Graydon Dunn (Charlotte, N.C.) prevailed at third doubles as well.
The tandem defeated Tom Gibuad (Bournemouth, ENGLAND) and Devin Hampton (Midland, Texas), 9-8 (7-5).
Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home to face Mars Hill in a South Atlantic Conference match on Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Hickory High School. Young Harris plays at Brevard on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., as well.
NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Final
Young Harris 5, Lenoir-Rhyne 3
Hickory, N.C. (Hickory High School)
February 25, 2012
1. Gabriel Oliveira (YHC) def. Aroon Khatter (L-R), 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4
2. Tommy Brennan (L-R) def. Joan Valls (YHC), 7-5, 6-3
3. Martin Harach (YHC) def. Robby Blackburn (L-R), 6-0, 6-0
4. Tom Gibaud (YHC) def. Michael Owens (L-R), 6-0, 6-0
5. Keon Gottenbos (YHC) def. David Richardson (L-R), 6-4, 6-2
6. Jarod Styres (L-R) vs. Devin Hampton (YHC), unfinished
1. Tommy Brennan/Aroon Khatter (L-R) def. Joan Valls/Gabriel Oliveira (YHC), 8-4
2. Keon Gottenbos/Martin Harach (YHC) def. Michael Owens/David Richardson (L-R), 8-3
3. Graydon Dunn/Jarod Styres (L-R) def. Tom Gibaud/Devin Hampton (YHC), 9-8 (7-5)
Records: Young Harris (3-5), Lenoir-Rhyne (0-3)