MEN'S TENNIS EARNS DECISION OVER MARS HILL
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
MEN'S TENNIS EARNS DECISION OVER MARS HILL
Mars Hill, N.C.—The North Greenville men’s tennis team continued its solid 2014 campaign on Tuesday afternoon, earning a 5-4 decision over South Atlantic Conference member Mars Hill College. 

The Crusaders started the day off on a high note, taking two of three from the Lions in doubles competition. Mars Hill grabbed an early 1-0 lead with an 8-1 win over North Greenville’s Rafael Lenz and Jose Gomez, but the two and three positions would pick up the slack. Sergio Araujo and Santiago Robles would even the tally at 1-1 with an 8-3 victory, while Sjors van Eck and Marcelo Yshikawa would earn NGU a 2-1 advantage with their 8-5 doubles victory. 

Mars Hill would sneak its way back into the game however, with a strong start in singles competition winning three of the first four positions, to take a 4-3 lead. NGU’s only win in the first four singles games was recorded by Sjors van Eck who picked up a 7-6/6-1 victory. North Greenville got just what it needed in the final two singles sets however. Jonathan Stanga earned a hard fought 2-6/6-4/10-5 win to tie the overall tally a 4-4 while Marcelo Yshikawa won his second game of the day in another three point thriller (2-6/6-4/10-5), earning NGU the 5-4 win. 

The Crusaders improve to 8-9 on the season, after the Tuesday win, with another non-conference game waiting against Lander on April 10th in Greer, South Carolina.