Men's tennis falls at Tusculum
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Men's tennis falls at Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The No. 37 Tusculum College men's tennis teams swept doubles play en route to defeating North Greenville University 7-2 Wednesday afternoon at the Nichols Tennis Complex. The Pioneers end a three-match losing streak as they improve to 12-7 on the year.

The No. 1 doubles pair of Carlos Garcia and Sergio Espinosa outlasted the NGU duo of Tomas Kirstukas and Gintas Daniusevicious 8-6 in pro sets. TC's Antonio Oliver and Leo Guaycurus defeated Gabrial Altmayer and William Ho 8-5 at No. 2 doubles.

In singles play, the Crusaders captured the top two flights as Kirstukas and Daniusevicious posted straight set wins and No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.

At the third and fourth flights, Tusculum rallied from a set down in each to post victories. At No. 3 singles, Garcia rallied to defeat Altmayer 1-6, 6-2, 6-1. In the fourth flight, it was Julien Jacob with the late-match heroics as he won 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 over William Ho.

Hunter Beal and Guaycurus posted straight set wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

Tusculum will be competing in next week's Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament.

No. 37 Tusculum 7, North Greenville 2
Singles
1 - Tomas Kirstukas (NGU) def. Sergio Espinosa 6-3, 6-1
2 - Gintas Daniusevicious (NGU) def. Antonio Oliver 6-3, 7-6
3 - Carlos Garcia (TC) def. Gabrial Altmayer 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
4 - Julien Jacob (TC) def. William Ho 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
5 - Hunter Beal (TC) def. Jordy Gandy 6-3, 6-4
6 - Leo Guaycurus (TC) def. Andy Hack 6-0, 6-2

Doubles
1 - Garcia/Espinosa (TC) def. Kirstukas/Daniusevicious 8-6
2 - Oliver/Guaycurus (TC) def. Altmayer/Ho 8-5
3 - Nic Janssen/Julien (TC) def. Gandy/Hack 8-2