SUMTER, S.C. – The Pfeiffer University men's tennis season fell to Mount Olive in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament by a final of 5-0 on Friday morning at the Palmetto Tennis Center.
With the loss, the Falcons conclude their 2016-17 campaign; No. 1-seeded UMO moves on to play in the conference semifinals.
Mount Olive was crisp from the beginning, taking victories at all three doubles spots. The tandem of Jose Cortijos / Martim Sousa earned an 8-1 win over Thomas Hubble / Bjorn Barwinski at the top doubles position, while Ogulcan Deniz / Martin Moser and Brandon Marchant / David Weir won at the second and third positions.
After suffering a sweep in doubles, Axel Woerner was beaten by Deniz, 6-2, 6-3 at the number one singles. Jack Middleton then sealed the match with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Raul Ruiz at number five, as the other games went unfinished.
1. Ogulcan Deniz (UMO-M) def. Axel Woerner (PFUMT) 6-2, 6-3
2. Jose Cortijos (UMO-M) vs. Bjorn Barwinski (PFUMT) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished
3. Martin Moser (UMO-M) vs. Thomas Hubble (PFUMT) 6-2, 4-2, unfinished
4. Martim Sousa (UMO-M) vs. David Weir (PFUMT) 6-4, 5-4, unfinished
5. Jack Middleton (UMO-M) def. Raul Ruiz (PFUMT) 6-2, 6-0
6. Jacob Clarke (UMO-M) vs. Eduan Louw (PFUMT) 6-0, 3-6, 1-1, unfinished