Fredericksburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's men's tennis program took its largest-ever contingent, four players in sum, to this weekend's Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southeast Regional and finished the tournament with five match wins.
Junior Daniel Christian enjoyed the most success in the Hornets' singles action in the B4 singles bracket despite dropping a first-round thriller to Goucher's Omosesan Adebamgbe. Christian rebounded for straight-sets victories over Hampden-Sydney's Grayson Burns and Roanoke's Grayson White in the consolation bracket, the only Hornet to win twice in singles play.
Juan Borga fell in the first round of the championship singles draw to Johns Hopkins' Aaron Carey.
Borga fought back for a victory over Stevens' Philip Szkudiarski, 6-0, 2-6, 1-0 (6), in the consolation bracket. The senior was eliminated in his second consolation match in a tight 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (9) decision with Mary Washington's Cole Tecce.
Graduate student Colton Mullins competed in the B3 singles bracket and reached the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-4 first-round win over Virginia Wesleyan's Henry West. Mullins fell to Ethan Garren of St. Mary's (Md.), 6-4, 6-3, in that semifinal match, however.
The Hornets also found a win in doubles play. Borga and senior Zack Shane dropped their opener in the championship bracket but rebounded to win a consolation match, 8-6, over the Haverford duo of Rob Kresch and Jackson Trevor before bowing out in the consolation quarterfinals.
Christian and Mullins fell twice in the B1 doubles bracket.
The tournament concluded the fall portion of the schedule for Lynchburg's men's tennis team. The Hornets will now set their sights on the spring, looking to improve upon an 8-10 campaign in 2019.