Men's Tennis: Piedmont tops Panthers 5-4 in USA South match

Men's Tennis: Piedmont tops Panthers 5-4 in USA South match

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.

Singles:
1. Will Thompson (LCM) def. Kanler Cumbass (PCM) 6-2, 6-4
2. John Mitchell Benton (LCM) def. Harrison LaBollita (PCM) 6-2, 6-1
3. Jarrett Gray (PCM) def. Kyle Kelley (LCM) 6-4, 6-3
4. Caleb Edde (LCM) def. Houston Medlock (PCM) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
5. Chase Morris (PCM) def. Caleb Tyler (LCM) 6-3, 6-3
6. Andrew Chitty (PCM) def. Joshua Tullier (LCM) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles:
1. John Mitchell Benton/Kyle Kelley (LCM) def. Kanler Cumbass/Jarrett Gray (PCM) 8-5
2. Andrew Chitty/Harrison LaBollita (PCM) def. Will Thompson/Trevor McLemore (LCM) 8-7 (9-7)
3. Houston Medlock/Chase Morris (PCM) def. Caleb Edde/Josh Tullier (LCM) 8-6