Falcon Tennis Bring Home Two Singles Championships in Palmetto Invite

Falcon Tennis Bring Home Two Singles Championships in Palmetto Invite

Quentin M. Reed - Assistant Director for Athletic Communications

PALMETTO, SC – The Pfeiffer Falcon men's and women's tennis teams competed in the Palmetto Invitational on Sunday as women's top singles player Olivia Nelms and Men's tennis player David Weir took home singles championships.

In the finals of the Women's Class A Singles division, Nelms defeated Alexandra Boubin of Limestone, 6-4, 6-3.

In the Class D Singles division, Junior David Weir defeated four other Conference Carolinas players.  After a first set 5-7 loss,  Weir came back and defeated 7-6, 10-7. Weir got a second round win as he went through Edmundo de Toree of North Greenville, 6-1, 6-4. In the semis a defeat of Enrique Moreno 6-3, 6-3 to propel  him into the finals and take  another Limestone player and go on to defeat Giacomo Campus in straight sets for 6-1, 6-3 championship win.

In other women's action, senior Mylene Petipas  had two big wins as she defeated Jennifer Ball of Southern Wesleyan 6-2, 1-6, 10-8 in the first round of the Women's Class A division. In the second round, Petitpas went on to defeat Belmont Abbey's Teagan McNamara, 6-3, 6-2.

In other Class D Singles division play, ShaNisha White had a first round win over Southern Wesleyan's Anne-Marie Martin, 6-0, 6-1. The junior would go onto lose her second round match to Dana Kelly of Barton, 6-2, 6-3.

Women's Class F saw Madison Hatley picked up a first round consolation win over Convere's Patricia Dubose, 6-0, 6-2

In the Men's Class A singles division, senior Axel Woerner picked up a first round win over Dion Nijboer of North Greenville, 6-1, 6-4. In the second round, Woerner fell to Jake McCartney of Barton, 0-6, 4-6.

Junior Bjorn Barwinski  defeated Zach Blythe of Belmont Abbey 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 in first round Men's Class B singles division In the second, Barwinski defeated  Enriquo Alcacer of Emmanuel 6-1, 6-4. In the semis the senior defeated  Ritwik Bhriguvonghi of Erskine, 6-3, 6-3, but in the finals, Martin Sousa of Mount Olive picked up a 4-6, 6-4, 7-10 victory over Barwinksi.
Junior Thomas Hubble competed in  Men's Class C Singles and picked up wins over over NGU's Alex Sanches, 6-7, 6-0, 15-13 and Garrett Lackey of Lees McRae 6-4, 7-6  but fell to Ermanno Galimberti of Barton, 6-4, 6-4 in the semi finals
In Men's Class A Doubles action Barwinski and Hubble took home second place with wins over Baez and Goldin of Belmont Abbey, 8-2 in the first round. They defeated Muniz and Lackey of Lees McRae, 8-7 in the second and picked up a semifinal win over Moser and Akramov of Mount Olive, 8-2.  In the finals the duo fell to Cortijos and Sousa of Mount Olive, 8-7.
Men's Class B Doubles saw Weir and senior Bradley Batten pick up a first round win over Dodson and Alacer of Emmanuel, 8-3. Men's Class C Doubles Eduan Louw and Speight picked up a consolation win over Emmanuel's White and Noris, 8-6.
The Pfeiffer men are in action on Thursday as they host Catawba at 2 p.m. The women will play on Tuesday, September 27th at 2 p.m. as they will host the Indians as well.