Men's Tennis Storms Past Piedmont

The men's tennis team topped Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga. on Wednesday evening, 7-2. All three doubles matches were decided by the tight score of 8-6 with the Petrels winning two critical points to set up their seventh win of the season.

The No. 1 doubles duo of Ethan Motz and Rajiv Dinakaran survived their match 8-6 before the No. 3 combo of Craig Borne and Cedric Andre rallied to win 8-6 to give Oglethorpe the edge heading into singles play.

The Petrels then blitzed through the Lions in the singles matches, winning four of their five points with straight set victories over their Lion opponents. Only Borne at No. 5 singles had to extend to three sets where he emerged victorious, 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (5). Complete match results listed below.

With the win, the men improve to 7-11 on the season and will brace for their final regular season match against Millsaps in Birmingham on April 21.

 #1 Singles  Ethan Motz  Moses Das  Oglethorpe University  6-4,6-3
 #2 Singles  Benjamin Hirsch  Joel Silverberg  Piedmont College  0-6,6-0,6-3
 #3 Singles  Kirk Zhao  Patrick Steck  Oglethorpe University  6-0,6-3
 #4 Singles  Rajiv Dinakaran  Nick Hallberg  Oglethorpe University  6-1,6-2
 #5 Singles  Craig Borne  Chris Davidson  Oglethorpe University  6-2,6-3,1-0 (5)
 #6 Singles  Cedric Andre  Jay Evans  Oglethorpe University  6-4,6-0
 #1 Doubles  Ethan Motz
 Rajiv Dinakaran
 Moses Das
 Patrick Steck
 Oglethorpe University  8-6
 #2 Doubles  Benjamin Hirsch
 Kirk Zhao
 Chris Davidson
 Nick Hallberg
 Piedmont College  8-6
 #3 Doubles  Craig Borne
 Cedric Andre
 Joel Silverberg
 Jay Evans
 Oglethorpe University  8-6

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