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Taking Down the Panthers

Taking Down the Panthers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– The Belmont men's tennis team defeated Eastern Illinois University 4-1, at the Nashboro Village Tennis Courts Friday afternoon. 

The Bruins grabbed an early 1-0 lead after taking the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. At the top, Marko Ilic and Joan Valy defeated Mike Jansen and Gertjan De Wilder 6-1 while at the second Hendrik Inno and Zak Khan defeated Gage Kingsmith and Daniel Hernandez 6-2.  

In singles, Belmont took wins at the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 clinching the win for the Bruins. At the two, Ilic defeated Kingsmith 6-1, 3-6, 6-1; Valy defeated Hernandez 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3 and Khan won 6-3, 6-2 against De Wilder.  The match ended early due to time. 

The Bruins move up to a 2-1 record in conference play. 

Up next, for the Bruins is a home match against Tennessee State University.  The match is set for April 13 at 1 p.m. 

Belmont 4, Eastern Illinois 1
 
Singles competition
1. O'BRIEN, Freddie (EIU) def. Hendrik Inno (BELM) 6-1, 6-3
2. Marko Ilic (BELM) def. KINGSMITH, Gage (EIU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
3. Joan Valy (BELM) def. HERNANDEZ, Daniel (EIU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Zak Khan (BELM) def. DE WILDER, Gertjan (EIU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Vincent Sterkens (BELM) vs. CHARBONNEAU, Logan (EIU) 4-1, unfinished
6. Jake Briggs (BELM) vs. KNIELING, Luka (EIU) 5-2, unfinished
 
Doubles competition
1. Marko Ilic/Joan Valy (BELM) def. JANSEN, Mike/DE WILDER, Gertjan (EIU) 6-1
2. Hendrik Inno/Zak Khan (BELM) def. KINGSMITH, Gage/HERNANDEZ, Daniel (EIU) 6-2
3. Grant Kelly/Vincent Sterkens (BELM) vs. O'BRIEN, Freddie/CHARBONNEAU, Logan (EIU) 5-4, unfinished
 
Match Notes:
Eastern Illinois 11-13, 0-3
Belmont 10-9, 2-1