Men’s tennis splits its season opening matches

Aaron Triplett won one singles match and was part of two doubles wins for the Hawks on Saturday. (Photo by Sydney Robbins)
Aaron Triplett won one singles match and was part of two doubles wins for the Hawks on Saturday. (Photo by Sydney Robbins)

By Chuck Tidmore

Sports Information Assistant 

 

JACKSON, Miss. – The Huntingdon men's tennis team split with Tougaloo College and Millsaps College on Saturday.

The Hawks opened their season with a 9-0 win over Tougaloo. Trey Pirtle (No. 1), Aaron Triplett (No. 2), Justin McQueen (No. 3), Ben Marler (No. 4), Seth McClendon (No. 5) and Bailey Burns (No. 6) all picked up singles wins.

In doubles play, the teams of John Jones-Pirtle (No. 1), McQueen-Triplett (No. 2) and Marler-McClendon (No. 3) each secured wins.

The Hawks fell 8-1 to Millsaps in their second match of the day. 

Huntingdon's lone win came in doubles play as the team of McQueen-Triplett won 9-8.

The Hawks (1-1) host Tuskegee on Monday at 1 p.m.

 

vs. Tougaloo  

Match Results

Singles

No. 1: Trey Pirtle (HC) def. Keith Holmes (TC) 7-6, 6-4

No. 2: Aaron Triplett (HC) def. Darin Yates (TC) 8-3

No. 3: Justin McQueen (HC) def. James Coleman (TC) 6-0, 6-1

No. 4: Ben Marler (HC) def. Cameron Grenell (TC) 8-3

No. 5: Seth McClendon (HC) def. Malik Richard (TC) 8-1

No. 6: Bailey Burns (HC) def. Jon Burton (TC) 6-1, 6-1

 

Doubles

No. 1: Jones-Pirtle (HC) def Holmes-Yates (TC) 8-2

No. 2: McQueen-Triplett (HC) def. Coleman-Burton (TC) 8-0

No. 3: Marler-McClendon (HC) def. Grenell-Richard (TC) 8-0

 

vs. Millsaps

Match Results

Singles

No. 1: Diego Marti-Vertiz (MC) def. John Jones (HC) 6-0, 6-2  

No. 2: Alex Centurion (MC) def. Trey Pirtle (HC) 6-1, 6-1

No. 3: Emerson Brundick (MC) def. Justin McQueen (HC) 6-1, 6-1

No. 4: Avinash Ananth (MC) def. Aaron Triplett (HC) 6-1, 6-3

No. 5: Cameron Doles (MC) def. Ben Marler (HC) 6-3, 6-3

No. 6: Josh Shearin (MC) def. Bailey Burns (HC) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles

No. 1: Marti-Vertiz-Centurion (MC) def. Jones-Pirtle (HC) 8-4

No. 2: McQueen-Triplett (HC) def. Brundick-Cearley (MC) 9-8

No. 3: Stubblefield-Doles (MC) def. Marler-McClendon (HC) 9-8 

 

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