Men’s Tennis Moves to a Winning Record in Showing Against Averett

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Men's tennis moved to 2-1 on the season by dominating Averett, 7-1, Saturday afternoon in the team's spring opener.

Randolph's doubles teams swept the Cougars (0-1) behind an 8-1 win by junior Daniil Lyalko (Reisterstown, Md./Park School of Baltimore) and first-year Doug Corbett (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and an 8-2 win by first-year players Q Manglapus (Falls Church, Va./-) and JT von Seggern (McLean, Va./Langley) in the top two doubles matches.

At No. 3, juniors Zach Dales (Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque) and Dan Phung (Hanoi, Vietnam/International) were perfect in their match, winning 8-0.

In the singles competition, Randolph won five matches in straight sets, with just von Seggern being forced to retire at No. 2 due to injury after losing his first set 6-4.

Lyalko beat Nicolas Quevedo 7-5 and 6-3. Corbett won both sets, 6-2 in each, against Kirill Baranov. Manglapus had the same results against Samu Rasila.

Head coach Jamie Megginson's final two singles players were successful as well, as Dales won his last set 6-2 after going 6-0 in the first against Julius Noreila. Phung swept two sets against David Diaz, both 6-0.

The WildCats have now won their last two competitions, including today's defeat of Averett. Randolph will play its first conference competition of the season when the team hosts Washington & Lee on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.