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Benedict Men fall to NCAA Division III Methodist University

The men's team faced another ranked opponent in Methodist University and were left with a 9-0 loss. The contest had competitive matches at #1, #2 and #3 singles and at #1 and 2 doubles. Top seeded Avery Coins played to the edge until a knee injury slowed his attack as he finished with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Matthew Taylor. Darreus Wheeler came up short at #2 singles 6-3, 6-1 and Timothy Thornton fell to Austin Wang 6-0, 6-4 at #3 singles. Giovanni Plater, Deangelo Smith and Dominique Greene were overpowered at 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 respectively in the #4, #5 and #6 singles positions. A. Coins and T. Thornton at #1 and D. Wheeler and G. Plater at #2 Doubles matches were played well but both matches ended in losing 8-3 match scores. D. Greene and D. Smith fell 8-0 in the #3 doubles match. The Tigers are 0-2 overall in match play.

Men's Match Results

Benedict 0 vs. Methodist University 9

Men's Singles

  1. Matt Taylor (Methodist) def. Avery Coins (BEN) 6-4, 6-1
  2. Duncan Miller(Methodist) def. Darreus Wheeler (BEN) 6-3, 6-2
  3. Austin Wang (Methodist) def. Timothy Thornton (BEN) 6-0, 6-4
  4. Greg Patterson (Methodist) def. Giovanni Plater (BEN) 6-0, 6-0
  5. Rob Clayton (Methodist) def. Deangelo Smith (BEN) 6-0, 6-1
  6. Brad Tulenka (Methodist) def. Dominique Greene (BEN) 6-0, 6-0

Men's Doubles

  1. Matthew Taylor/Duncan Miller(Methodist) def. Avery Coins/Timothy Thornton (BEN) 8-3
  2. Austin Wang/Rob Clayton (Methodist) def. Darreus Wheeler/Giovanni Plater (BEN) 8-3
  3. Sean Teeter/Reid Baker (Methodist) def. Dominique Greene/Deangelo Smith (BEN) 8-0

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