Lees-McRae Men's Tennis Wins, 5-4, To End Lenoir-Rhyne's Season
April 16, 2012
Senior Graydon Dunn and Jarod Styres win at both singles and doubles for the Bears
Lenoir-Rhyne University freshman Jarod Styres won at both singles and doubles in a 5-4 loss to Lees-McRae College in the Bears' season finale Monday afternoon in Banner Elk, N.C.
Banner Elk, N.C. - The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Tennis Team (1-14) concluded its 2012 regular season with a 5-4 setback to Lees-McRae College (5-11) Monday afternoon in an NCAA Division II regional contest.
Senior Graydon Dunn (Charlotte, N.C.) and freshman Jarod Styres (Chapel Hill, N.C.) won at both singles and doubles for the Bears despite the loss.
The duo teamed up at second doubles to defeat Lees-McRae's Pedro De Sousa Nunes (Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, BRAZIL) and Marcelo Tatai (Sao Paulo, BRAZIL) by a score of 8-3.
Lenoir-Rhyne also won at first singles with senior Aroon Khatter (Pune, INDIA) prevailing over De Sousa Nunes, 2-6, 7-5, 1-0.
Lees-McRae will next compete in the Conference Carolinas Tournament beginning on Friday at a site to be determined.
NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Final
Lees-McRae 5, Lenoir-Rhyne 4
Banner Elk, N.C.
April 16, 2012
1. Aroon Khatter (L-R) def. Pedro De Sousa Nunes (LMC), 2-6, 7-5, 1-0
2. Alexander Hayes (LMC) def. David Richardson (L-R), 6-2, 6-3
3. Syklar Warren (LMC) def. Michael Owens (L-R), 6-3, 6-2
4. Graydon Dunn (L-R) def. Graham Battle (LMC), 6-3, 0-6, 6-1
5. Jarod Styres (L-R) def. Marcelo Tatai (LMC), 4-6, 7-5, 1-0
6. Hang Lak Choi (LMC) def. Robby Blackburn (L-R), 6-2, 6-1
1. Alexander Hayes/Syklar Warren (LMC) def. Robby Blackburn/Aroon Khatter (L-R), 8-4
2. Graydon Dunn/Jarod Styres (L-R) def. Pedro De Sousa Nunes/Marcelo Tatai (LMC), 8-3
3. Graham Battle/Hang Lak Choi (LMC) def. Michael Owens/David Richardson (L-R), 8-6
Records: Lenoir-Rhyne (1-14), Lees-McRae (5-11)