Huntingdon men’s tennis advances to USA South semifinals

Photo by Farrah Mahan
Photo by Farrah Mahan

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – The Huntingdon men's tennis team opened the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament with a 9-0 win over Greensboro on Friday.

It was the Hawks' second 9-0 win over the Pride this season and the eighth 9-0 win in 16 matches this season.

Second-seeded (13-3) Huntingdon will play third-seeded Methodist (18-6) in the semifinals on Saturday at 1 p.m. This will be the first meeting of the season for the two teams. The scheduled regular-season match was rained out and unable to be made up.

The doubles teams of Bobby Foroughian-Zac Baldwin (No. 1), Sebastian Riveros Florez-Meyer Schwartzberg (No. 2) and Tyler Creamer-Trey Pirtle (No. 3) each won to give Huntingdon an early 3-0 lead on Friday.

Florez (No. 2) won the Hawks' first singles match before Foroughian clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles. Baldwin (No. 3), Schwartzberg (No. 4), Creamer (No. 5) and Justin McQueen (No. 6) won Huntingdon's final four singles matches.

 

vs. Greensboro College

Match results

Singles

No. 1: Bobby Foroughian (HC) def. Matt Troy (GC) 6-1, 6-4

No. 2: Sebastian Riveros Florez (HC) def. Kyle Gatti (GC) 6-2, 6-3

No. 3: Zac Baldwin (HC) def. Ian Weiner (GC) 6-1, 6-3

No. 4: Meyer Schwartzberg (HC) def. Tyler McLemore (GC) 8-3

No. 5: Tyler Creamer (HC) def. Keanau Fletcher (GC) 8-0              

No. 6: Justin McQueen (HC) def. Justin Kimball (GC) 8-2

 

Doubles             

No. 1: Foroughian-Baldwin (HC) def. Gatti-Troy (GC) 8-1

No. 2: Florez-Schwartzberg (HC) def. McLemore-Weiner (GC) 8-3            

No. 3: Creamer-Pirtle (HC) def. Fletcher-Kimball (GC) 8-0