On Saturday, the Spring Hill College men's tennis team opened the 2009 season with a 7-2 win over visiting Tougaloo College at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.
The Badgers took the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches when Nick Rayburn & Jimmy Chassaing won 8-1 and Grant Benoit & Jason Price won by default. Daniel Li, Chris Link, Chassaing, Rayburn, and Demarco Wills each won in singles play.
Tougaloo (0-5, 0-4 GCAC) picked up wins by Kahil Peets and Meschach Barker at No. 1 doubles and Damien Kohn at No. 5 singles.
The Spring Hill men (1-0, 1-0 GCAC) will host non-conference opponent Huntingdon College (2-3) from Montgomery this Wednesday at 3 p.m. on the Copeland-Cox courts.
1. Daniel Li (SHC) def. Kahil Peets (TC); 6-4, 6-3
2. Chris Link (SHC) def. Meschach Barker (TC); 6-1, 6-3
3. Jimmy Chassaing (SHC) def. Antonio Thames (TC); 6-1, 6-0
4. Nick Rayburn (SHC) def. Steve Garrett (TC); 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
5. Damien Kohn (TC) def. Grant Benoit (SHC); 6-3, 6-2
6. Demarco Wills (SHC) def. Douglas Walker (TC); default
1. Peets and Thames (TC) def. Link and Ngamvilay (SHC); 8-5
2. Rayburn and Chassaing (SHC) def. Barker and Garrett (TC); 8-1
3. Benoit and Price (SHC) def. Kohn and Walker (TC); default