By Dylan Vazzano, TTU Sports Information Coordinator
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – It was a super Sunday for the Tennessee Tech tennis team.
A stellar showing during singles play, coupled with a strong performance in doubles action, paved the way for a TTU 5-2 victory at UNC Asheville for the first Golden Eagle win of the spring.
Tech (1-5) came out soaring during doubles play, capturing nods out of the No. 2 and No. 3 matchups en route to seizing the doubles point. TTU's No. 2 tandem of Eduardo Mena and Gonzalo Garcia registered a 6-3 win over Edward Colclough and Oli Nolan, while the combination of Arthur Justo and Wenceslao Albin took down Finlay Ray McFadyen and Andrew Sinai, 6-3, out of the No. 3 spot.
The Golden Eagles parlayed their doubles momentum into success during singles play, behind wins in four of the six matchups over the Bulldogs (2-2).
Gonzalo Garcia needed just one set in his triumph, winning the opener, 6-2, before Olly Cull retired in the No. 5 slot. Wenceslao Albin and Marc Mila made quick work of their battles with each collecting a straight-set victory. Albin notched a 6-3, 6-4 win over Oli Nolan in the No. 2 position and Mila seized a 6-2, 6-2 nod in the No. 3 matchup.
Jorge Alfonzo rounded out Tech's quartet of singles victories with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 triumph in the No. 3 spot.
UNC Asheville's pair of points came in the No. 1 and No. 6 affairs, as No. 43 Henry Patten tallied a 7-5, 7-6 win over No. 28 Eduardo Mena in the top spot, and Finley Ray McFadyen powered past Arthur Justo, 6-3, 6-4, in the No. 6 position.
TTU will now prepare for its third-straight weekend with just one match, a Saturday, Feb. 10 meeting at Lipscomb. First serve in Nashville is slated for 6 p.m. CT.
Photo by Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information