STATESBORO, Ga. – Gardner-Webb men's tennis spent a busy three days on campus at Georgia Southern, topping ABAC on Thursday before falling to host Georgia Southern and Stetson on Friday and Saturday.
Gardner-Webb topped Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Thursday, 4-2, winning twice to secure the doubles point and winning at No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 singles before the match was stopped.
Maximilian Scholl took a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles, Ross Gilbert rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles and Bruno Plentz also cruised – taking a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles to seal the team victory.
On Friday, Gardner-Webb battled host Georgia Southern, but lost by a 4-0 score. The Eagles took a 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles and a 6-4 win at No. 4 doubles to secure that point, then picked up wins at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles to win the match.
Hogan and Scholl won an easy 6-1 decision at No. 1 doubles for the Runnin' Bulldogs. Scholl held a lead (6-1, 3-6, 1-0) at No. 1 singles when the match was called. Georgia Southern captured wins of 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, 7-5, 6-2 at No. 4 singles and 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 singles.
Stetson took control of the match vs. Gardner-Webb with a pair of wins at doubles and captured wins at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles to take a 4-0 win over the Runnin' Bulldogs.
The Runnin' Bulldogs got a 6-2 win from Michael Perry and Ross Glibert at No. 3 doubles.
"I thought we improved our energy on the courts today," said assistant coach Adam Knuttson. "Even though some of the matches did not go our way, we showed that we were there to win and compete hard. In doubles, we started off a little slow on two of the three courts, but had opportunities to take that point.
"We also led on two courts in singles as the overall match was finished."
Gardner-Webb continues a very busy week, playing its fourth match in four days on Sunday vs. Queens. The match, set to begin at 2 pm, will be played on campus in Boiling Springs, N.C.
GWU will host Pfeiffer on Monday afternoon (2:00 pm), before starting Big South Conference play on Wednesday at 2 pm on the home courts vs. Presbyterian.