NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. – The Hanover men's tennis team concluded its two-match weekend at Top Seed Tennis Club, in Nicholasville, Ky., with a 7-2 setback to No. 23 Sewanee (Tenn.).
The Panthers (1-2) were competitive against the nationally-ranked Tigers (3-0), with one doubles loss coming by two games and a pair of singles contests going into a third-set tiebreaker, along with the two wins.
Hanover earned one victory in doubles competition, as junior Landon Carrico (New Albany, Ind.) and sophomore Roger Trombley (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) took the top spot with an 8-5 decision. Carrico was also on the right side of a 7-5, 6-4 score in the No. 1 singles contest. Freshmen Pablo Gallart (Serra, Spain) and Connor Garrison (Louisville, Ky.) nearly won at No. 3 before falling 8-6.
Junior Jonathan Helmers (Cincinnati, Ohio) and freshman Keith Asplund (Jeffersonville, Ind.) went three sets in singles competition before falling in the fifth and third spots, respectively. Helmers fell 6-3 in the opening frame before taking set two, 6-4. The junior lost the third-set tiebreaker, 10-7. Similarly, Asplund dropped the opening set (7-5), won the second set (6-1) and lost the tiebreaker (10-6).
Hanover's spring season will continue during the College's annual winter break. The Panthers are scheduled for three matches in three days in Orlando, Fla. at the UTSA National Training Center, which begins at 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, against Augustanta (Ill.).
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