Men’s tennis has solid start in John McWilliams Fall Invitational

Senior Tyler Chaffee teamed with Aaron Triplett for an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles
Senior Tyler Chaffee teamed with Aaron Triplett for an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles

By Chuck Tidmore

Sports Information Intern

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Huntingdon men's tennis team battled hard on the first day of the 2014 John McWilliams Invitational at Lagoon Park on Friday and ended with solid results in both singles and doubles.

After the first day of play, the Hawks lead the tournament with 14 points. Millsaps College sits in second with 11 points while Birmingham Southern College claimed 10 points to grab the third spot. Point University took 6 points while LaGrange College failed to score a point.

In singles play, Bobby Foroughian (No. 2), Zac Baldwin (No. 3), Aaron Triplett (No. 5) and John Jones (No. 6) took wins with Jones winning in straight sets.

The Hawks took four of five doubles matches with the teams of Foroughian-Baldwin (No. 1), Meyer Schwartzberg-Trey Pirtle (No. 2), Tyler Chaffee-Triplett (No. 3) and Justin McQueen-Bailey Burns (No. 4) winning.

Second round play starts on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Lagoon Park.

 

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Red Draw Singles

No. 1 Meyer Schwartzberg

Friday

Rd. 1 - lost to Jacob Weinacker (BSC) 6-3, 6-2 

 

No. 2 Bobby Foroughian

Friday

Rd. 1 - def. Daniel Blanchard (Point) 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 

 

No. 3 Zac Baldwin

Friday

Rd. 1- def Emerson Brundick (Millsaps) 7-5, 6-7, 10-4

 

White Draw Singles

No. 4 Ben Marier

Friday

Rd. 1 .- lost to Alex Centrion (Millsaps) 6-3, 6-4 

 

No. 5  Aaron Triplett

Friday

Rd. 1 - def. George Chunn (BSC) 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 

 

No. 6 John Jones

Friday

Rd.1 - def Cameron Doles (Millsaps) 6-3, 6-3

 

Grey Draw

No. 7 David May

Friday

Rd. 1 - lost to Rami Jamileh (Millsaps) 8-3

 

No. 8 Seth McClendon

Friday

Rd. 1- lost to Zach Justice (LaGrange) 8-5

 

 

Doubles

No. 1 Foroughian-Baldwin

Friday

Rd. 1 - def. Sizenado-Corley (LaGrange) 8-5

 

No. 2 Schwartzberg-Trey Pirtle

Friday

Rd. 1 - def. Glass-Cantrell (LaGrange) 8-5

 

No. 3 Tyler Chaffee-Triplett

Friday

Rd. 1 - def. Fegley-Thyner (LaGrange) 8-4

 

No. 4 Justin McQueen-Bailey Burns

Friday

Rd. 1 - def. Thomas-Solomonoff (Millsaps) 8-5

 

No. 5 McClendon-Eric Busch

Friday

Rd. 1 - lost to Rowe-Goodloe (BSC) 8-5

 

Team Standings

1. Huntingdon College – 14 points

2. Millsaps – 11 points

3. Birmingham-Southern – 10 points

4. Point University – 6 points

5. LaGrange College – 0 points