Posted: Mar 08, 2023
THE GAME FACTS
Score: Messiah 5, Roanoke 4
Records: Maroons 3-5; Falcons 2-2
Location: Hilton Head, SC
The Short Story: Messiah defeated Roanoke 5-4 in a tightly contested men's tennis matchup in Hilton Head.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Falcons grabbed a 2-1 edge following three competitive doubles matches. The Maroons' Hardt Lesko and John-Henry Herrington defeated Josh Gingerich and Michael Niemi 8-5 at #2, while Messiah claimed narrow 8-7 victories at #1 (Chase Wilson and Connor Rose over Federico Maccari and Zach Kriebel) and #3 (Carl Anderson and Jonathan Baker against Jackson Wagner and Jonathan Pratt).
- The teams then split the six singles matches. Lesko beat Michael Sell 6-1, 6-1 at #3, Herrington topped Gingerich 6-0, 6-4 at #4, and Lance Beheler knocked off Peyton Sopirak 6-2, 6-2 at #6.
- Messiah secured the dual match win by picking up points at #1, #2, and #5 singles. In the top flight, Wilson needed a tiebreak to overcome Maccari 6-2, 3-6, 10-8. Rose held off Kriebel 6-3, 7-5 at #2, and Niemi clinched the victory by topping Wagner 6-1, 6-2 at #5.
Up Next: The Maroons will wrap up their spring break trip against Lebanon Valley on Thursday.