ASHLAND, Va. – The R-MC men's tennis team lost 7-2 to Centre on Sunday afternoon at the Banks Tennis Center. Freshman Grant Sarver (Richmond, Va./ Mills Godwin) led the Jackets, winning both his singles and doubles match.
R-MC falls to 2-4 for the season after the loss, while Centre improves to 4-4.
At doubles, Sarver and junior Baxter Carter (Richmond, Va./ St. Christopher's) picked up a point for R-MC at the number one spot. The duo beat Luke Brooks and Logan Henize 8-2. At number three doubles, senior Pablo Bordas (Caracas, Venzuela/ Briar Woods) and sophomore Jacob Haines (Springfield, Va./ West Springfield) had a close match losing 8-5.
In singles, Sarver picked up the only point for R-MC. The freshman beat Trey Akmon 6-3, 6-4. Two singles matches would go into a deciding third set for R-MC.
At number four, senior Alex Curnow (Culpepper, Va./ Midlothian) lost his first set to Luke Brooks 4-6. He would then rebound in the second, winning 6-3. In the deciding third set, Curnow would fall 6-4.
At number four senior Stuart McCroskey (Newport News, Va./ Menchville) lost in three sets to Matthew Ko. McCroskey dropped the first set 7-5, but would win set two 6-4 before Ko won set three 6-1.
R-MC will be back in action on Wednesday, March 22 for two matches against the University of Virginia at the Banks Tennis Center.
Centre 7, Randolph-Macon 2
1. Logan Henize (CENTRE-M) def. Jacob Haines (RMCM) 6-3, 6-0
2. Max Middleton (CENTRE-M) def. Baxter Carter (RMCM) 6-1, 6-0
3. Grant Sarver (RMCM) def. Trey Akmon (CENTRE-M) 6-3, 6-4
4. Luke Brooks (CENTRE-M) def. Alex Curnow (RMCM) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Matthew Ko (CENTRE-M) def. Stuart McCroskey (RMCM) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
6. Caleb Smith (CENTRE-M) def. Shane Berry (RMCM) 6-0, 6-0