The Centre men’s tennis team opened the spring 2017 season on Saturday by defeating Piedmont by a score of 8-1 before dropping a 9-0 decision to 37th-ranked Sewanee in the night cap.

The Colonels (1-1) avenged a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Lions in 2016.

Centre swept doubles competition with wins by the freshmen duos of Trey Akmon (Louisville, Ky.) and Matthew Ko (Nicholasville, Ky.) as well as Max Middleton (Atlanta, Ga.) and Adam Slone (Lexington, Ky.) at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, respectively.

Seniors Logan Henize and Luke Brooks (Pineville, Ky.) picked up an 8-6 triumph at No. 3 doubles in the victory.

In singles action, senior Caleb Smith (Morristown, Tenn.) and sophomore Ben Hadlock (Okemos, Mich.) each collected wins at the No. 5 & No. 6 singles slots, respectively, while Slone, Middleton and Brooks also earned victories for the Colonels against Piedmont.

Centre returns to action in two weeks with a pair of matches against North Coast Athletic Conference foes DePauw and Wooster. The Colonels battle host DePauw on Friday, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Colonels then take on Wooster in Greencastle, Ind. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

Centre 8, Piedmont 1

Singles competition
1. Nathan Metzger (PCM) def. Trey Akmon (CENTRE) 6-2, 6-4
2. Adam Slone (CENTRE) def. Bryan Barnett (PCM) 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-4)
3. Max Middleton (CENTRE) def. Kanler Cumbass (PCM) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
4. Luke Brooks (CENTRE) def. Robbie Werner (PCM) 6-1, 6-2
5. Caleb Smith (CENTRE) def. Jackson Hill (PCM) 8-2
6. Ben Hadlock (CENTRE) def. Dalton Patterson (PCM) 9-7

Doubles competition
1. Trey Akmon/Matthew Ko (CENTRE) def. Nathan Metzger/Jackson Hill (PCM) 9-7
2. Max Middleton/Adam Slone (CENTRE) def. Harrison LaBollita/Kanler Cumbass (PCM) 8-5
3. Logan Henize/Luke Brooks (CENTRE) def. Robbie Werner/Bryan Barnett (PCM) 8-6

#37 Sewanee 9, Centre 0

Singles competition
1. Andres Carro def. Trey Akmon (CENTRE) 6-2, 6-2
2. Avery Schober def. Logan Henize (CENTRE) 6-1, 6-0
3. Davis Owen def. Luke Brooks (CENTRE) 6-1, 6-0
4. Aubrey Davis def. Matthew Ko (CENTRE) 6-2, 6-2
5. Jordan Brewer def. Caleb Smith (CENTRE) 6-4, 6-1
6. Hayden Loeb def. Ben Hadlock (CENTRE) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Jack Gray/ Fletcher Kerr (UOS) def. Trey Akmon/Matthew Ko (CENTRE) 8-2
2. Scott Gallimore/Hamza Khan def. Max Middleton/Adam Slone (CENTRE) 8-2
3. Alejandro Becker/ Hayden Loeb def. Logan Henize/Luke Brooks (CENTRE) 8-3

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Liam P. Halferty


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