No. 24 Men's Tennis Faces Two Division I Opponents Over The Weekend

No. 24 Men's Tennis Faces Two Division I Opponents Over The Weekend

Matt Finnerty and Edgar Bub posted wins at the top two singles flights against East Carolina University and posted wins at the top two doubles flights against Campbell University as nationally 24th-ranked University of Mount Olive faced a pair of Division I opponents over the weekend.

Friday, the Trojans fell to Campbell 6-1 at Buies Creek, N.C. Mount Olive won two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. Bub and Paul Wiederspahn won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, while Finnerty and Henric Falkenberg posted an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles. By Division I rules, the team winning the most doubles matches earns one point, as opposed to winning a point for each doubles win.

Sunday, Mount Olive fell to East Carolina 5-2 at Greenville, N.C. Both Finnerty and Bub rallied from one-set deficits to win their matches. Finnerty won 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 at No. 1 singles, while Bub won 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.

Mount Olive returns to action next weekend as the Trojans play host to a pair of Conference Carolinas opponents. Mount Olive takes on Emmanuel Friday at 2 p.m. and Erskine Saturday at 1 p.m.

Campbell 6, Mount Olive 1
Singles
1. Billington,Steven (CU) def. Matthew Finnerty (UMO) 6-0, 6-1
2. Rakitin,Nicolas (CU) def. Edgar Bub (UMO) 6-4, 6-2
3. Schaefer,Lukas (CU) def. Paul Wiederspahn (UMO) 7-5, 6-2
4. Rossignon,Adrien (CU) def. Lautaro Vazquez (UMO) 6-4, 6-2
5. Krone,Jean-Marc (CU) def. Martin Sousa (UMO) 7-6, 6-1
6. Schwab,Lorenz (CU) def. Sherzod Akramov (UMO) 6-0, 7-6

Doubles
1. Edgar Bub/Paul Wiederspahn (UMO) def. Billington,Steven/O'Neal,Jonathan (CU) 8-5
2. Matthew Finnerty/Henric Falkenberg (UMO) def. Rakitin,Nicolas/Schaefer,Lukas (CU) 8-6
3. Visser,Marthinus/Rogers,Landon (CU) def. Martim Sousa/Lautaro Vazquez (UMO) 8-7

East Carolina 5, Mount Olive 2
Singles
1. Matthew Finnerty (UMO) def. Damien Brenard (ECU) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5-0)
2. Edgar Bub (UMO) def. Nicolas Soriano (ECU) 6-7 (0-4), 7-6 (6-0), 6-4
3. Tendai Tapfuma (ECU) def. Paul Wiederspahn (UMO) 6-1, 6-3
4. Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) def. Lautaro Vazquez (UMO) 6-2, 6-2
5. Kasey Countee (ECU) def. Martim Sousa (UMO) 6-1, 6-2
6. Ross Nigro (ECU) def. Sherzod Akramov (UMO) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
1. Colin Roller/Tendai Tapfuma (ECU) def. Paul Wiederspahn/Edgar Bub (UMO) 8-4
2. Ross Nigro/Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) def. Henric Falkenberg/Matthew Finnerty (UMO) 8-7 (0-4)
3. Patriek Wolterbeek/Blake Gregory (ECU) def. Martim Sousa/Lautaro Vazquez (UMO) 8-4