Railsplitters Breeze Past Georgetown College, 7-2
April 13, 2012
HARROGATE, TN -- On Friday afternoon, the Lincoln Memorial University men's tennis team won their eighth consecutive match with an overpowering 7-2 victory over Georgetown College. The win pushes the Railsplitters to 15-3 on the season while Georgetown College drops to even at 10-10.
The Railsplitters opened the match by sweeping doubles play. The toughest match came at the top-spot where Philipp Hoffmann and Stefan Hall defeated Chris Bartlett and Benjamin Aspillaga, 9-8 (7-4). The other two matches went easily in LMU's favor beginning with the second spot, as Will Sparks and Marcelo Alvim topped Jose Baeza and Zach Thomas, 8-2. Michael Koenen and Alexey Minevskiy rounded out doubles play with an 8-1 victory over Ben Scott and Alex Lewis.
The top four spots in singles play were dominated by the Railsplitters on the afternoon. Hoffmann had little trouble in dispatching of Baeza, 6-1, 6-1, in the top spot. The second spot saw Sparks cruise to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Thomas.
Alvim dropped only three games in his straight sets victory in the third spot and Minevskiy was just as dominant in the fourth spot, defeating Howard, 6-2, 6-0.
The final two spots went to Georgetown College as Koenen was handed a 6-2, 0-6, 10-5 loss in the fifth spot. Corbett Smith was dropped 6-1, 6-1 by Carlos Del Valle in the sixth and final spot.
The Railsplitters will take on nonconference opponent, Limestone College, tomorrow afternoon where they will look to continue their hot streak heading into the SAC Tennis Championship. Tomorrow's match is slated for a 2 p.m. start at the LMU Tennis Complex.