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Bruins Fall to the Gamecocks

Bruins Fall to the Gamecocks

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– The Belmont men's tennis team lost to Jacksonville State University 4-3 in Jacksonville, Ala. Saturday afternoon. 

The Gamecocks grabbed a 1-0 lead after taking the doubles point with wins at positions two and three. Guillermo Agost and Jordi Blanchar defeated Joan Val and Zak Khan 6-3 at No. 2, while Joaquin Vallejo and Alexander Vishnevskiy def. Grant Kelly and Vincent Sterkens 7-5 at three. Hendrik Inno and Marko Ilic defeated Aljaz Kaplja and Sergio Lizarraga 6-3 in No. 1 doubles.  

In singles, JSU posted wins at positions three, four, and six to clinch the 4-3 match victory.  Belmont took wins at the one, two and five spots. Inno defeated Kaplja 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at one.  Ilic defeated Vallejo 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at two, while Sterkens took the win at five defeating Lizarraga 6-4, 6-4. 

The Bruins (8-9, 1-1) continue the weekend stretch of matches with a home date against UAB Sunday afternoon. First serve is set for 12 p.m. at Centennial Sportsplex


Jacksonville State 4, Belmont 3


Singles competition

1. Hendrik Inno (BELM) def. KAPLJA, Aljaz (JSUM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

2. Marko Ilic (BELM) def. VALLEJO, Joaquin (JSUM) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

3. AGOST, Guillermo (JSUM) def. Joan Valy (BELM) 6-1, 6-1

4. VISHNEVSKIY, Alexand (JSUM) def. Zak Khan (BELM) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

5. Vincent Sterkens (BELM) def. LIZARRAGA, Sergio (JSUM) 6-4, 6-4

6. BLANCHAR, Jordi (JSUM) def. Jake Briggs (BELM) 6-3, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Hendrik Inno/Marko Ilic (BELM) def. KAPLJA, Aljaz/LIZARRAGA, Sergio (JSUM) 6-3

2. AGOST, Guillermo/BLANCHAR, Jordi (JSUM) def. Joan Valy/Zak Khan (BELM) 6-3

3. VALLEJO, Joaquin/VISHNEVSKIY, Alexand (JSUM) def. Grant Kelly/Vincent Sterkens (BELM) 7-5