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Men's Tennis - Mon, Mar. 7, 2016
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The Union College men's tennis team collected a pair of victories this past weekend, besting Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) foes Montreat College, 6-3 and Point University 5-3.

With the victories, Union men now move to 3-4 overall and remain perfect in AAC play (3-0).

On Saturday against the Cavaliers, the Bulldogs got off to a good start in doubles, sweeping all three matches to take the early 3-0 lead into singles. In the double matches, Borna Bartolovic (SO/Zagreb, Croatia) and Adrian Frutos (SO/Cartagena, Spain) took an 8-0 dominating decision at number one, and Ignacio Tejerina (SO/Madrid, Spain) and Jackson were victories at number two, winning 8-5. Then in the number three doubles flight, Egil Brudvik (SO/Aasgaardstrand, Norway) and Ethan Wright (SO/Brandenburg, Ky. ) captured the sweep in doubles play with an 8-4 win.

The Bulldogs continued to cruise in singles, as Tejerino extended Union's lead to 4-0 with a (6-1, 6-0) victory at number one, following with a Bartolovic (6-0, 6-2) decision in number two singles flight. Then at number three Frutos defeated Lorward Choi (6-4, 6-1) to give the Bulldogs the commanding 6-0 lead.

Despite, picking up victories in the bottom three spots in singles, Union went on to clinch the 6-3 victory over the Cavaliers.

On Sunday, against Point University, Union took the first point in doubles play as Bartolovic and Frutas defeated Rafa Hewett and Austin Aten 8-4. However, Point countered with capturing the next two victories in doubles, making it a 2-1 match heading into singles.

In singles, Ignacio got Union back on track with a (7-6, 7-6) victory in number one, followed by an (6-2, 6-3) win at number two to regain the lead a 3-2. Then in the number three flight, Bartolovic earned a (6-0, 1-6, 6-4) win to extend Union's lead out to 4-2 in the match.

Point crawled back with a victory in the number four singles flight. Although, the Bulldogs sealed the match, as Gill defeated Steven Tracy in number four spot and an unfinished set in the number six flight gave Union their second straight victory on the weekend.

Up next

The Bulldogs will return to action on Thursday, traveling to Columbia, Ky., to take on No. 6-ranked Lindsey Wilson. First serve is set for 4:30 p.m