Leopards Upend Marlins 7-0

Junior Mitch Perry (Johns Creek, GA)
Junior Mitch Perry (Johns Creek, GA)

Hilton Head, SC- The Virginia Wesleyan University men's tennis team fell to Lafayette College on day four of their annual spring break trip to Hilton Head, SC.

Playing NCAA Division I rules, the Marlins dropped the doubles point by losing at one and two doubles both by the score of 6-3.  With the doubles point already earned by the Leopards, VWU's #3 team of Paul Gladstone (Port Orange, FL) and Mike Portera (Raleigh, NC) defeated Andrew Reed and Ross Coleman 6-4.

In singles, the Marlins were only able to take one set when sophomore Mitch Perry (Johns Creek, GA) took the first set from Lafayette sophomore Brandt Baldwin 6-1 before dropping the 2nd set 6-3.  In the 10 point tiebreaker, Baldwin went up early and held on for a 10-7 win.

With the loss the Marlins fall to 6-5 while Lafayette improves to 2-4.  The Marlins will take on the University of Texas - Dallas later this afternoon.  Match time is 3:30 PM and will be played at Chaplin Park on Hilton Head Island, SC.