The Pride men’s tennis team outlasted Randolph, 5-4, to head into the conference tournament on a three game win streak. Greensboro took a 2-1 lead through doubles and held on in singles for the narrow escape.
The number one Pride doubles team of Matthew Miller and Kevin Koval blew by Shaun Chopp and Reid Winkler, 8-1. The number three duo of Matthew Troy and Nicholas Gillespie gave Greensboro the doubles edge with an 8-2 victory over Zach Dales and Hartzel Gillespie.
In singles action, Miller defeated Mitch Franko at one 6-1, 6-0; Koval beat Jason Corsbie at two 6-3, 6-1; and Troy rallied past Dan Phung at four 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (8). The Pride had an opportunity to run the table but dropped three extra set matches at three, five and six.
Greensboro is now 5-9 on the season. The #5 seed Pride will open the USA South Tournament on Friday against #4 seed Methodist. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in Burlington, NC.