March 29, 2013

Men's and Women's Tennis Pick Up Crucial Conference Wins at Northern Kentucky

Highland Heights, KY – The Mercer men's and women's tennis teams both picked up wins against Northern Kentucky on Thurs. with the men winning 4-3 while the women defeated the Norse 7-0.

 

On the men's side, Mercer lost the doubles point, as they were only able to pick up one win at the No.1 doubles position. Freshmen brothers Arnav Mohanty and Arsav Mohanty picked up a 9-8 victory winning in a 7-5 tiebreak against NKU's Piercer Kohls and Guillaume Berman. The team comprised of senior Peter Tauchner and sophomore Vincent DeLise fell to their opponents 8-5 at the No. 2 doubles position while freshmen teammates Austin Emmet and Anderson Scarpa also fell 8-5 at the No. 3 doubles position.

 

In singles play for the men, the Bears were able to pick up four out of the six singles matches.

 

At the No. 2 singles position, Arnav Mohanty defeated Pierce Kohls in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

 

Playing at the No. 3 spot, Vincent DeLise picked up a 6-1, 6-3 win.

 

Mercer also picked up wins at both the No. 5 and No. 6 positions as Anderson Scarpa defeated his opponent 7-5, 7-6 and Austin Emmet defeated his in three sets 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.

 

The Mercer women's tennis team never faltered against the Norse, picking up a 7-0 victory without dropping a single set in singles play.

 

The Bears claimed the doubles point due to victories from the duo of freshman Isabel Dennis and junior Lucie Payrat and the duo of freshmen Roxy Bartz and Natalie Franklin. Dennis and Payrat claimed a dominant 8-0 victory while Bartz and Franklin claimed an 8-2 win.

 

Mercer was beyond dominant in singles play not dropping a single set. Dennis and Payrat picked up wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions respectively.

 

At the No. 3 position Liza Klyachkin defeated her opponent 6-2, 6-1 while her teammate Kealee Heffner picked up a win at the No. 4 position in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.

 

Natalie Franklin picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win at the No. 6 singles position.

 

Both the men's and women's tennis teams return to play on Saturday as they both take on Lipscomb at Lipscomb University. The men are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. while the women are scheduled to play at 2 p.m.