Men's Tennis: Panthers battle Birmingham-Southern to open spring schedule

Men's Tennis: Panthers battle Birmingham-Southern to open spring schedule

The LaGrange men's tennis team battled visiting Birmingham-Southern on Saturday to open its spring schedule. The Panthers fell 6-3 in a hard-fought match to their visiting counterparts.

The Panthers split the singles matches, losing two in three sets. Senior John Mitchell Benton won at #2, while sophomores Caleb Edde and Caleb Tyler won at #4 and #6 singles respectively. 

LC will play at Covenant in a USA South match Feb. 23.

Singles competition
1. Anthony Pelligrini (BSCM) def. Will Thompson (LCM) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
2. John Mitchell Benton (LCM) def. Jamie Bekaert (BSCM) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
3. Ethan Gibson (BSCM) def. Kyle Kelley (LCM) 7-5, 6-1
4. Caleb Edde (LCM) def. Alex Wisener (BSCM) 6-1, 6-2
5. Isaac Eck (BSCM) def. Trevor McLemore (LCM) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
6. Caleb Tyler (LCM) def. Hunter Hoffmeister (BSCM) 7-6 (9-7), 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Jamie Bekaert/Isaac Eck (BSCM) def. John Mitchell Benton/Kyle Kelley (LCM) 8-6
2. Anthony Pelligrini/Alex Wisener (BSCM) def. Will Thompson/Trevor McLemore (LCM) 8-6
3. Ethan Gibson/Tony Romano (BSCM) def. Caleb Edde/Mathias Vera (LCM) 8-5