Hickory, N.C. - The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Tennis Team (1-7) picked up its first victory of the year with a 5-4 win over Concord University (6-1) Friday afternoon at Hickory High School.
L-R rallied for the victory as senior Graydon Dunn (Charlotte, N.C.), junior David Richardson (Wake Forest, N.C.) and freshman Jarod Styres (Chapel Hill, N.C.) all won at singles and doubles.
At sixth singles, Styres rallied to defeat Concord's Cody Vinson by a score of 5-7, 6-2 and 6-1 and teamed with Dunn to defeat Danny Fonrondona and Daniel Contente at No. 3 doubles, 8-2.
Lenoir-Rhyne returns to action on Tuesday when it faces Catawba on the road in a South Atlantic Conference match in Salisbury, N.C., beginning at 2:30 p.m. Concord hosts Fairmont State on Saturday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m.
NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Final
Lenoir-Rhyne 5, Concord 4
Hickory, N.C. (Hickory High School)
March 16, 2012
1. Diogo Monteiro (CU) def. Aroon Khatter (L-R), 6-3, 6-1
2. Andrew Iruthayarajah (CU) def. Robby Blackburn (L-R), 6-0, 6-0
3. Leo Araujo (CU) def. Michael Owens (L-R), 6-0, 6-0
4. Graydon Dunn (L-R) def. Felix Riba (CU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
5. David Richardson (L-R) def. Danny Fonrondona (CU), 6-1, 6-3
6. Jarod Styres (L-R) def. Cody Vinson (CU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
1. Leo Araujo/Diogo Monteiro (CU) def. Robby Blackburn/Aroon Khatter (L-R), 8-1
2. Michael Owens/David Richardson (L-R) def. Andrew Iruthayarajah/Felix Riba (CU), 8-1
3. Graydon Dunn/Jarod Styres (L-R) def. Danny Fonrondona/Daniel Contente (CU), 8-2
Records: Concord (6-1), Lenoir-Rhyne (1-7)