MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Spring Hill College men's tennis team won its opening round match at the 2012 Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Men's Tennis Championship Tournament over the Loyola University (La.) Wolfpack by the razor thin margin of 5-4 in the day's final single match on Thursday night.
The Badgers trailed 2-1 after the doubles matches, but rallied to win the singles competition 4-2 over the Wolfpack (3-8).
1. Devon Belcher (LUNO) def. Burke DeFraites (SHC); 6-0, 6-1
2. Jacob Neu (SHC) def. Brian Pena (LUNO); 6-2, 6-2
3. Joshua Schultz (SHC) def. Joshua Laviolette (LUNO); 6-1, 6-2
4. Matthew Farnham (LUNO) def. Haden Cotton (SHC); 6-1, 6-1
5. Jake Lyons (SHC) def. Eduardo Garcia (LUNO); 6-0, 6-1
6. Meyer Schwartzberg (SHC) def. Tony Benjamin (LUNO); 6-1, 6-1
1. Pena/Laviolette (LUNO) def. DeFraites/Cotton (SHC); 8-6
2. Farnham/Belcher (LUNO) def. Schwartzberg/Neu (SHC); 8-6
3. Lyons/Schultz (SHC) def. Benjamin/Garcia (LUNO); 8-3
Spring Hill (6-7) will next play the 5th-ranked Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) Warhawks (13-7) in the quarterfinals at Lagoon Park in Montgomery beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday.