Piedmont edged LaGrange 5-4 in a USA South match Wednesday. It was the first conference loss for the Panthers (4-2, 3-1 USA South). The visiting Lions improved to 9-3 overall and a perfect 6-0 in conference play.
Piedmont took two of the three doubles matches. The Panthers lost in a tie breaker at #2 doubles, and a hard fought 8-6 loss at #3 doubles. Will Thompson and John Mitchell Benton won at #1 and #2 singles to put LC up 3-2. But the Lions took three of the final four matches to pull out the win.
The Panthers play at Brevard in a USA South match Saturday.