Tusculum rides doubles sweep to win over Eagles, 6-3
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Tusculum Pioneers took a pair of 8-4 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and squeaked by with a 9-7 win at No. 3 doubles to grab an early 3-0 lead and hold the Eagles in singles in a 6-3 win on Wednesday afternoon at the C-N Tennis Complex.
Carson-Newman falls to 6-4 overall and 2-2 in South Atlantic Conference play. Tusculum improves to 7-5 and 1-0 in SAC play.
The Eagles picked up points in singles as freshman Warren McClure won at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-3. C-N also won two tiebreaker matches as Garrett Duron and Paul Birdsong continued their solid play winning at No. 6 and No. 4 singles, respectively. Duron won in a 14-12 tiebreak.
Derek Holdway, who was named SAC Player of the Week on Tuesday, lost his first set in a tiebreak in losing 7-6, 6-4 to Luis Zamora at No. 3 singles in a tight loss for C-N.
Holdway and Austin Mackay also dropped their doubles match at No. 3, losing 9-7 to Kiser/Taylor of TC
Carson-Newman returns to action in its hurried South Atlantic Conference schedule on Friday and Saturday. C-N hosts Catawba on Friday at 2 p.m. and Wingate on Saturday at 11 a.m. The matches are C-N's fifth and six league matches in a 10-day stretch.
|Carson-Newman Tennis Complex|
|March 21, 2012|
|Tusculum 6, Carson-Newman 3|
|No.||Doubles||Score||Order of Finish|
|1||Winkelmann/Zamora (T) d. Dusty Davis/Eric Mueller (CN)||8-4||2|
|2||Wiederspahn/Lin (T) d. Paul Birdsong/Warren McClure (CN)||8-4||1|
|3||Kiser/Taylor (T) d. Austin Mackay/Derek Holdway (CN)||9-7||3|
|No.||Singles||Score||Order of Finish|
|1||Lukas Winkelmann (T) d. Dusty Davis (CN)||6-2,6-4||2|
|2||Warren Mc Clure (CN) d. Tony Bujama (T)||6-4,6-3||1|
|3||Luis Zamora (T) d. Derek Holdway (CN)||7-6, 6-4||3|
|4||Paul Birdsong (CN) d. Paul Wiederspahn (T)||6-4,6-7(5),10-6||5|
|5||Steven Lin (T) d. Eric Mueller (CN)||6-2,6-2||4|
|6||Garret Duron (CN) d. Stefan Vergere (T)||5-7,6-4,14-12||6|