Rocky Mount, NC – The Piedmont College men’s tennis team fell at the hands of the top seed of the USA South Championship Tournament earlier today dropping a 9-0 decision in the semifinals to the Battling Bishops of North Carolina Wesleyan College.
The Lions have been eliminated in the semifinal round of the USA South Championship Tournament by the Battling Bishops in each of the last three seasons since becoming a league member.
For NC Wesleyan, the win helps the program move on to the USA South finals set for tomorrow at 9:00 am as the Battling Bishops look to claim their 7th consecutive conference tournament championship after being picked as the league favorite in the preseason poll.
Waiting in the championship match for NC Wesleyan is the #2 seed in the field, Methodist University, who handed 3rd seeded Huntingdon College an 8-1 loss in the other semifinal. The championship match will be hosted on the campus of NC Wesleyan.
Piedmont ends the year at 10-8 as the Lions have posted five straight seasons of at least ten wins or more since the return of Head Coach Shane Wood to Burgen Tennis Courts.
The Green and Gold have also finished in the top four of the league standings in every season as a USA South member since joining prior to the 2013 season.
N.C. Wesleyan 9, Piedmont College 0
Apr 17, 2015 at NC Wesleyan College
|1. Robert Kjellberg (NCWM) def. Nathan Metzger (PCM) 6-3, 6-2|
|2. Sebastian Sikh (NCWM) def. Matthew Metzger (PCM) 6-2, 6-0|
|3. Fabio Pereira (NCWM) def. Trey Martin (PCM) 6-0, 6-1|
|4. Fernando Nardelli (NCWM) def. Mason Riza (PCM) 6-0, 6-2|
|5. Andres Gomez (NCWM) def. Brent Jenkins (PCM) 6-1, 6-0|
|6. Eduardo Ugalde (NCWM) def. Robbie Werner (PCM) 6-1, 6-0|
|1. Robert Kjellberg/Sebastian Sikh (NCWM) def. Matthew Metzger/Nathan Metzger(PCM) 8-1|
|2. Eduardo Ugalde/Fernando Nardelli (NCWM) def. Mason Riza/Bryan Barnett (PCM) 8-2|
|3. Andres Gomez/Fabio Pereira (NCWM) def. Robbie Werner/Trey Martin (PCM) 8-1|