Elon Men’s Tennis Upends Bluefield College, 7-0

ELON, N.C. – The Elon University men’s tennis team earned its second consecutive sweep with a 7-0 victory over Bluefield College on Monday, Feb. 1, at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Charlie Sullivan clinched the victory for the Phoenix (2-2) with a 6-0, 6-1 win against the Rams’ (0-1) No. 6 player Conor Whyte on the sixth court. Sullivan also paired up with Salvador Mijares in doubles play earning a 8-1 win at the No. 3 position.

Phoenix duo Felipe Sarrasague and Felipe Osses-Konig clinched the doubles point earning an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles. Sullivan and Mijares’ earned an 8-1 victory at No. 3 doubles and Petar Tomic and Taylor Foote took an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles.

Neal Port got things started for Elon in singles with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Carlton Tugman to give the Phoenix a 2-0 lead. Mijaries cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 against Markel Aranberri.

Following Sullivan’s clinching win at No. 6 singles, Tomic won 7-5, 6-1 on court two to extend Elon’s lead to 5-0. Osses-Konig finished up his No. 4 singles match with a 6-2, 7-5 win and Foote defeated Patrik Martin 7-5, 6-3 to complete Elon’s sweep.

Up Next
The Phoenix embarks on a challenging trip to Virginia this weekend. First, Elon faces No. 1 Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 6, at noon, followed by Liberty on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Bluefield College vs Elon
Feb 01, 2016 at Elon, N.C.
(Jimmy Powell Tennis Center)
Elon 7, Bluefield College 0

Singles competition
1. Salvador Mijares (ELON) def. Markel Aranberri (BC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Petar Tomic (ELON) def. Lochlan Kitchen (BC) 7-5, 6-1
3. Neal Port (ELON) def. Carlton Tugman (BC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Felipe Osses-Konig (ELON) def. Ben Holmes (BC) 6-2, 7-5
5. Taylor Foote (ELON) def. Patrik Martin (BC) 7-5, 6-3
6. Charlie Sullivan (ELON) def. Conor Whyte (BC) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Petar Tomic/Taylor Foote (ELON) def. Lochlan Kitchen/Ben Holmes (BC) 8-3
2. Felipe Sarrasague/Felipe Osses-Konig (ELON) def. Conor Whyte/Patrik Martin (BC) 8-2
3. Salvador Mijares/Charlie Sullivan (ELON) def. Markel Aranberri/Carlton Tugman (BC) 8-1

Match Notes:
Bluefield College 0-1
Elon 2-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,1,6,2,4,5)