Golden Eagles downed at Winthrop in only match of the week

Golden Eagles downed at Winthrop in only match of the week

By Dylan Vazzano, TTU Sports Information Coordinator

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Despite wins out of the top two spots in the Tennessee Tech tennis team's singles rotation, the Golden Eagles (2-10) were narrowly edged 4-3 at Winthrop.

No. 54 Eduardo Mena claimed his third-straight singles victory behind a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Diego Quiroz in the No. 1 battle, while Wenceslao Albin seized his second-consecutive nod with a 6-1, 6-2 win against Leandros Pappayiannis in the No. 2 slot.

Riku Kubota was the only other Golden Eagle to collect a victory during singles action, a 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 triumph out of the No. 5 position.

The Eagles (4-5), who have now won three in a row, began the tilt by securing the doubles point thanks to wins in two of the three tandem battles. Connor Williamson and Diego Quiroz edged Riku Kubota and Wenceslao Albin, 7-6, in the No. 2 matchup, while Gabriel Dias and Joshua Ryan took down Eduardo Mena, 6-3, in the No. 3 spot.

Marc Mila and Arthur Justo claimed a 7-6 victory over Aditya Gokhale and Tremayne Mitchell in the No. 1 slot.

Mitchell would bounce back for Winthrop during singles play, toppling Gonzalo Garcia, 6-2, 6-7, 6-0, out of the No. 4 slot. The Eagles also checked the win column in the No. 6 position thanks to a Joshua Ryan 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against Arthur Justo and in the No. 3 spot behind a Connor Williamson 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 triumph over Marc Mila.

Tech will set its sights on Ohio Valley Conference play, opening up the conference slate with a Mar. 17 meeting at EIU. First serve is slated for noon CT.

Photo by Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information