Strong Start Propels Elon Men’s Tennis Phoenix Past Gardner-Webb

ELON, N.C. – Elon University men’s tennis earned its fifth-straight victory and remained undefeated at home with its 5-2 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday, April 6, at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Following its victory in doubles, the Phoenix claimed five straight singles wins to secure the victory. Taylor Foote clinched the win on court six with his 6-2, 6-4 win against Bonaventura Durall.

The Phoenix improved to 16-4 overall and 10-0 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center with its fifth straight win. Gardner-Webb falls to 9-7 on the year with the loss.

Elon fought hard to earn a tight doubles point at the start of the match and gained the early 1-0 advantage. After a win on court two, Dino Bonetta and Foote clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 victory on court three. The matchup on court one went unfinished since the doubles point was already clinched.

In singles action, Felipe Osses-Konig gave Elon a 2-0 lead with a convincing 6-0, 6-2 win against Ross Gilbert at the No. 3 position. Camilo Ponce then put the Phoenix in position to clinch the match with a 6-1 , 6-2 victory on court five.

Foote then clinched the Phoenix victory with a tough 6-2, 6-4 win over Durall at the No. 6 position. Kyle Frankel gave Elon a 5-0 lead after the match was clinched, fighting back on court four to earn a 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 1-0 (10-5) win against Joahn Fors.

Gardner-Webb picked up its lone two points in the match through Max Scholl and Breno Plentz as they won singles matches on courts one and two, respectively.

The Phoenix travels to Triad rival UNCG on Thursday, April 11, for a 6 p.m. match at the UNCG Tennis Courts.

Elon 5, Gardner-Webb 2
Apr 6, 2019 at Elon, N.C. (Jimmy Powell Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. SCHOLL, Maximilian (GWU) def. Felipe Sarrasague (ELON) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
2. PLENTZ, Breno (GWU) def. Mario Paccini (ELON) 7-5, 7-6
3. Felipe Osses-Konig (ELON) def. GILBERT, Ross (GWU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Kyle Frankel (ELON) def. FORS, Joahn (GWU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
5. Camilo Ponce (ELON) def. PUGA, Stefano (GWU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Taylor Foote (ELON) def. DURALL, Bonaventura (GWU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Felipe Sarrasague/Mario Paccini (ELON) vs. GILBERT, Ross/FORS, Joahn (GWU) 3-4, unfinished
2. Camilo Ponce/Kyle Frankel (ELON) def. HARRIS, Sebastian/PLENTZ, Breno (GWU) 6-3
3. Dino Bonetta/Taylor Foote (ELON) def. SCHOLL, Maximilian/WALL, Jacob (GWU) 6-3

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,5,6,4,2,1)

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