Men's Tennis Eliminated at NCAA Championships

Senior Roberto Puig, photo courtesy of Jacob Dye, ITA
Senior Roberto Puig, photo courtesy of Jacob Dye, ITA

CHATTANOOGA, TN - The NC Wesleyan College men's tennis team was eliminated from the NCAA Individual Championships on Friday at the Champions GC in Chattanooga.

Wesleyan's #1 singles player Roberto Puig drew a tough draw facing the 5th seed from Tufts University, Boris Sorkin, in the first round and went on to fall 6-4, 6-0. Sorkin then went on to win his next match as well and will play in the Quarterfinal round Saturday. Puig finishes his season 6-6 overall.

The doubles duo of Jhonny Acosta and JP Vallejo also fell via walkover in the first round as they were not able to compete sending their opponents from George Fox University (Ore.) into the quarterfinals. Acosta and Vallejo finish their season 14-3 overall.

All three Bishops helped lead the team to a 21-3 season and their 12th straight conference championship before they fell 5-3 to National Semifinalist Johns Hopkins University in the third round of the NCAA Tournament last week at home.

**photos below of Puig is courtesy of Jacob Dye of the ITA