Men’s Tennis Wins SAC Quarterfinal Match Against Tusculum; 4-2

Men’s Tennis Wins SAC Quarterfinal Match Against Tusculum; 4-2

Greeneville, Tenn. – Fifth-seeded Anderson University men's tennis defeated fourth-seeded Tusculum in a quarterfinal matchup to begin the South Atlantic Conference Tournament on Monday afternoon at the Nichols Tennis Complex.  

With the win, the Trojans improve to 13-7 overall and move on to face the top-seeded Bulldogs of Wingate.

Anderson won the doubles point to begin the day with sophomore Spencer Brown and freshman Adam Kush defeating Marco Meon and Vadzim Raitsou , 6-3. Tusculum won at the No. 2 flight with juniors Ignacio Bidegain and Preston Morpeth grinding out a victory at the No. 2 position, 7-6 (7-4).

The Pioneers won the first two singles points to move ahead, 2-1. AU's Bidegain put away his opponent to even the match at 2-2. No. 6 seeded Morpeth defeated Tusculum's Gabriel Yaguar, 6-2, 6-0 with No. 5 slotted senior Tomas Depiaggio clinching the match with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Vadzim Raitsou.

The Trojans will head to Rock Hill to play top-seeded Wingate on Thursday. First-serve is scheduled for 9am.

#46 Anderson 4, #32 Tusculum 2

Singles competition

1. #20 Ignacio Bidegain (AUM) def. #62 David Akinpetide (TU) 6-3, 6-0

2. Tomas Almeida (TU) def. Jeffrey Dayton (AUM) 6-0, 6-3

3. Yago Fernandez (TU) def. Spencer Brown (AUM) 6-2, 6-0

4. Manuel Almeida (TU) vs. Adam Kush (AUM) 6-0, 3-6, 1-0, unfinished

5. Tomas Depiaggio (AUM) def. Vadzim Raitsou (TU) 6-3, 6-4

6. Preston Morpeth (AUM) def. Gabriel Yaguar (TU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. #10 Spencer Brown/Adam Kush (AUM) def. Marco Meon/Vadzim Raitsou (TU) 6-3

2. Manuel Almeida/Tomas Almeida (TU) def. Jeffrey Dayton/Tomas Depaggio (AUM) 6-3

3. Ignacio Bidegain/Preston Morpeth (AUM) def. Tim Klee/Yago Fernandez (TU) 7-6 (7-4)

Match Notes: Anderson 13-7; National ranking #46 Tusculum 13-6; National ranking #32

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,2,1,6,5)

South Atlantic Conference Men's Tennis Championship - Quarterfinals Anderson #5 seed, Tusculum #4 seed
Official: Smith, Wilson  T-2:26  A-112

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