Pioneers Knock Off Eagles, 6-3
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Tusculum Pioneers defeated the Carson-Newman men's tennis team by a score of 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference action at the Carson-Newman Tennis Complex.
With the loss, the Eagles drop to 5-5 on the season and 1-3 in the conference. Tusculum improves to 11-2 overall and 3-1 in SAC play.
Tusculum led 2-1 after doubles and then took four out of the six singles matches to secure the victory.
Winners for C-N were sophomore Rodolfo Schwarz (Brazil) and junior Trent Slagle (Knoxville, Tenn.) in No. 1 doubles, Slagle in No. 2 singles and freshman Paul Birdsong (Woodstock, Ga.) in No. 5 singles.
C-N returns to action on Saturday at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C.
1. Rodolfo Schwarz/Trent Slagle (CN) d. Henrique Rodrigues/Luis Zamara 8-1
2. Steven Lin/Oliver Smith (T) d. Jack Harvie/Paul Birdsong 8-4
3. Drew Kiser/Gui Carvalho (T) d. Adriano Kira/Chris Acker 8-5
1. Zamara (T) d. Schwarz 6-3,6-3
2. Slagle (CN) d. Rodrigues 6-1,6-1
3. Smith (T) d. Harvie 1-6,6-4,6-0
4. Lin (T) d. Kira 6-2,7-6
5. Birdsong (CN) d. Kiser 4-6,6-3,10-6
6. Carvalho (T) d. Derek Holdway 6-3,3-6,10-6