Men’s Tennis downs UVa-Wise to pick up first win of 2018, 8-1

Odell Lambeth “Red” Houck
March 22, 2018
Friday, March 23rd
March 22, 2018
Men’s Tennis downs UVa-Wise to pick up first win of 2018, 8-1


BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College men’s tennis team picked up its first victory of the 2018 season Wednesday night in Bristol, Tennessee as the Bobcats defeated UVa-Wise by a score of 8-1 in a non-conference match up. The victory boosts LMC’s record to 1-7 on the season.

Lees-McRae opened Wednesday’s match by winning two of the three doubles tilts before taking all six singles bouts against the Cavaliers. Freshmen Rusty Batten and Colton Porter picked up their first victories of their young careers with wins out of the No. 4 and No. 6 singles positions.

A complete list of the match’s results can be found below.

Singles competition

1. Gabriel Muniz (LMC-M) def. Andrii Rutnytskyi (WISE) 6-2, 6-2

2. Sebastian Zuhr (LMC-M) def. Vikktor Tunnikov (WISE) 3-6, 6-0, 10-4

3. Matt Meluch (LMC-M) def. Chris Armistead (WISE) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

4. Rusty Batten (LMC-M) def. Ethan Herron (WISE) 8-3

5. Brandon Caldwell (LMC-M) def. Coleton Burke (WISE) 8-0

6. Colton Porter (LMC-M) def. John Hamilton (WISE) 8-1

Doubles competition

1. Gabriel Muniz/Sebastian Zuhr (LMC-M) def. Andrii Rutnytskyi/Ethan Herron (WISE) 8-4

2. Vikktor Tunnikov/Chris Armistead (WISE) def. Matt Meluch/Rusty Batten (LMC-M) 8-6

3. Colton Porter/Brandon Caldwell (LMC-M) def. Coleton Burke/John Hamilton (WISE) 8-3

The Bobcats will return to action Friday when they visit Southern Wesleyan for a Conference Carolinas contest. First serve for that contest is set for 3 p.m.

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