Tyler Waddell – Sports Information Graduate Assistant
MISENHEIMER, NC – The Pfeiffer University men's tennis team (4-5, 0-1 CC) dropped a 6-3 match to the University of Mount Olive on Tuesday afternoon at the Knapp Tennis Center.
Mount Olive opened the matched with a 2-1 lead after capturing a pair of doubles victories at the No. 2 and 3 positions. Thomas Hubble and Bjorn Barwinski salvaged doubles play at the No. 1, grabbing a point for the Falcons with an 8-5 win over Jose Cortijos and Martim Sousa.
In singles play, the two lone victories came at No. 1 and 6. Alex Woerner handed Ogulcan Deniz a 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 loss and Raul Ruiz picked up a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win against Sherzod Akramov.
Pfeiffer will look to bounce back and return to .500 when it travels to Barton tomorrow at 1 p.m.
1. Axel Woerner (PFUMT) def. Ogulcan Deniz (UMO-M) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5
2. Jose Cortijos (UMO-M) def. Bjorn Barwinski (PFUMT) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
3. Martin Moser (UMO-M) def. Thomas Hubble (PFUMT) 6-0
4. Martim Sousa (UMO-M) def. David Weir (PFUMT) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
5. Jack Middleton (UMO-M) def. Eduan Louw (PFUMT) 6-0, 6-3
6. Raul Ruiz (PFUMT) def. Sherzod Akramov (UMO-M) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5