BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team opened the season with a convincing 7-0 win at regional rival UVA Wise.
King opened the match by taking the doubles point, winning all three doubles matches.
At the top flight, Andre Schiabel and Alex Sodre defeated Jake Ferner and Dominic Hoffman 6-1. The No. 2 doubles pair of Pedro Laydner and Rhys Halcrow topped Coleton Burke and Luke Jarnagin 6-0.
Doubles play concluded with a 6-4 win for Mason Hunt and Kyle Robinson over John Robert Kilgore and Dylan Galenski at the third flight. Schiabel got the Tornado on the board in singles play with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Burke at the third flight.
Laydner followed with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jarnagin at No. 4 singles. At No. 2 singles, Halcrow topped Hoffman 6-2, 6-0, clinching the win for the Tornado.
Sodre kept the Tornado roll going with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Ferner at the top flight.
Mat Vieira earned a 6-1, 6-1 win over Kilgore at the fifth flight before Robinson capped the sweep with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Galenski at No. 6 singles.
The Tornado are in action again on Friday at Milligan University. The dual is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. UVA Wise travels to Emory & Henry College on Saturday.