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ELKINS, W.Va. – The 21st-ranked University of Pikeville men’s tennis team stepped outside of conference play on Wednesday to register a 5-4 win at Davis & Elkins (W. Va.) at the Katherine S. Thomas Tennis Center.

With the win, the Bears improved to 13-5.

Davis & Elkins drops to 12-6 after suffering the loss.

After Charles Brunel and Simon Meriau put the Senators up 1-0 with a win over Sven Rodenbsuch and Marcos Fondelius at the No. 1 doubles match, the Bears tallied a pair of important wins at the final two seeds. No. 2 Francois Billet and Connor Smith topped Vincent Hamon and William Hill 8-4 and No. 3 Nicolas Rodenbusch and Pawel Tarasewicz beat Jonathan Gainer and Thomas Judd 8-2.

Up 2-1, the Senators got back in control with wins at the top three singles seeds. Juan Manuel Reyes got things rolling again for UPIKE with a 6-1, 7-5 win against Judd and Felix Singer tied the match at 4-4 with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Hill.

Tarasewicz sealed the win for the Bears at the No. 6 seed with a win against Guilherme Hubsch.

UPIKE will be back in action at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday against Cumberland in Lebanon, Tenn..

Pikeville 5, Davis & Elkins (W. Va.) 4

April 16 at Katherine S. Thomas Tennis Center (Elkins, W. Va.)


1. Vincent Hamon (DE) def. Sven Rodenbusch (UPIKE) 6-4, 6-2

2. Charles Brunel (DE) def. Francois Billet (UPIKE) 6-3, 6-4

3. Simon Meriau (DE) def. Marcos Fondelius (UPIKE) 7-5, 6-3

4. Juan Manuel Reyes (UPIKE) def. Thomas Judd (DE) 6-1, 7-5

5. Felix Singer (UPIKE) def. William Hill (DE) 6-3, 6-2

6. Pawel Tarasewicz (UPIKE) def. Guilherme Hubsch (DE)


1. Brunel/Meriau (DE) def. Sven Rodenbusch/Fondelius (UPIKE) 8-6

2. Billet/Connor Smith (UPIKE) def. Hamon/Hill (DE) 8-3

3. Nicolas Rodenbusch/Pawel Tarasewicz (UPIKE) def. Judd/Jonathan Gainer (DE) 8-2

Match Notes

Pikeville: 13-5, 5-1 MSC; National Ranking: No. 21

Davis & Elkins: 12-6, 4-0 GMAC; National Ranking: UR

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