At the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center, the Spring Hill College men's tennis team rallied from a 2-1 deficit after the doubles matches to defeat NCAA Division II foe St. Joseph's College from Indiana by a 5-4 score in a match resumed on Thursday afternoon following a Wednesday rain delay.
The Badgers found themselves down 2-1 after doubles on Wednesday before rains forced a delay of singles play until 4:15 p.m. on Thursday when Spring Hill stormed back to take four of the six matches and secure a 5-4 victory.
Freshman Burke DeFraites of Lakeside Park, Ky., provided a thrilling comeback from being down two match points before rallying to win 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 over the Puma's (4-3) Miguel Belcina on the No. 3 court.
Spring Hill (3-2, 0-2 GCAC) next plays conference foe William Carey University (1-4, 1-2 GCAC) on Thursday at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center beginning at 6 p.m.
1. Ishan Gohil (SJC) def. Mike Logan (SHC); 6-1, 6-2
2. Chris Link (SHC) def. Mike Goetz (SJC); 6-0, 6-1
3. Burke DeFraites (SHC) def. Miguel Belcina (SJC); 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
4. Roger Michels (SJC) def. Joshua Schultz (SHC); 0-6, 7-5, 6-1
5. Jonathan Ames (SHC) def. Matt Slawson (SJC); 6-4, 6-4
6. Jake Lyons (SHC) def. Ben Frankowski (SJC); 6-2, 6-1
1. Gohil-Belcina (SJC) def. DeFraites-Link (SHC); 8-3
2. Logan-Schultz (SHC) def. Goetz-Frankowski (SJC); 8-1
3. Slawson-Michels (SJC) def. Amanor-Lyons (SHC); 8-3