Hawks fall to Methodist in USA South men’s tennis semifinals

Zac Baldwin teamed with Bobby Foroughian to win 8-2 at No. 1 doubles on Saturday in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals. (Photo by Sydney Robbins)
Zac Baldwin teamed with Bobby Foroughian to win 8-2 at No. 1 doubles on Saturday in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals. (Photo by Sydney Robbins)

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – The Huntingdon men's tennis team battled second-seeded Methodist University but lost 8-1 on Saturday in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals.

Huntingdon (12-6) has faced Methodist in the conference semifinals in each of its first two seasons in the USA South.

In a rematch of last season's conference final, Methodist (13-4) will play six-time defending conference champion North Carolina Wesleyan (14-5) on Sunday in the championship match.

In the semifinals, the third-seeded Hawks picked up a win at No. 1 doubles with the team of Bobby Foroughian-Zac Baldwin winning 8-2. Foroughian and Baldwin end the season with an 8-4 doubles record.

 

Match Results

vs. Methodist

Singles

No. 1: R.J. Clement (MU) def. Bobby Foroughian (HC) 7-5, 6-3

No. 2: Taylor Buckholz (MU) def. Sebastian Riveros Florez (HC) 7-5, 6-0

No. 3: John Dangerfield (MU) def. John Jones (HC) 6-1, 5-7, 10-8

No. 4: Dillon Sullivan (MU) def. Zac Baldwin (HC) 1-6, 6-2, 10-6

No. 5: Teal Howard (MU) def. Meyer Schwartzberg (HC) 6-3, 6-4

No. 6: Kyle Mersereah (MU) def. Aaron Triplett (HC) 6-2, 6-2

 

Doubles

No. 1: Foroughian-Baldwin (HC) def. Buckholz-Sullivan (MU) 8-2

No. 2: Clement-Howard (MU) def. Schwartzberg-Florez (HC) 9-7

No. 3: Dangerfield-Jacob Groce (MU) def. Trey Pirtle-Tyler Chaffee (HC) 8-3