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.