The Thomas More College men’s tennis team won its second-straight match today (Wednesday, March 8, 2017) as it defeated Heidelberg University, 7-2, in a match played at the Evian Tennis Complex in the Shipyard Plantation in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

With the win, the Saints improve to 2-3 and with the loss, the Student Princes fall to 0-5.

Thomas More had a 3-0 lead after doubles play as the No. 1 tandem of sophomore Derrick Kwok (Sugar Land, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) and first-year Michael Kenney (Carmel, Ind./Guerin Catholic) won 9-8 (7-5), the No. 2 team of first-years Cameron Shi (China/Scott (Ky.)) and Sheldon Preisler (San Diego, Calif./Boone County (Ky.)) won 8-1 and the No. 3 pair of first-years Brian Sears (Vine Grove, Ky./North Hardin) and Logan Daniels (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) won 8-3.

In singles play, the Saints won four of the six matches. Preisler won 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7) at No. 2, Shi won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3, first-year Wesley Smith (Versailles, Ky./Woodford County) won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 5 and sophomore Christian Gil (Auburn, Ind./Conner) won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6.

Thomas More will complete its spring break trip tomorrow when it will play Drew University at 3 p.m. in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Tennis Match Results
Heidelberg vs Thomas More
Mar 08, 2017 at Hilton Head, S.C.
Thomas More 7, Heidelberg 2
Singles competition
1. Benjamin Moore (HEIDM) def. Derrick Kwok (TMC) 6-0, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Sheldon Preisler (TMC) def. Tyler Flickinger (HEIDM) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
3. Cameron Shi (TMC) def. Dan Driscoll (HEIDM) 6-1, 6-0
4. Paul Claymier (HEIDM) def. Logan Daniels (TMC) 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 1-0 (11-9)
5. Wesley Smith (TMC) def. Tate Schoen (HEIDM) 6-1, 6-3
6. Christian Gil (TMC) def. Alex Sprague (HEIDM) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Derrick Kwok/Michael Kenney (TMC) def. Benjamin Moore/Tyler Flickinger (HEIDM) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Cameron Shi/Sheldon Preisler (TMC) def. Dan Driscoll/Paul Claymier (HEIDM) 8-1
3. Brian Sears/Logan Daniels (TMC) def. Tate Schoen/Alex Sprague (HEIDM) 8-3
Match Notes:
Heidelberg 0-5
Thomas More 2-3

Cory Blackson
Director of Athletic Communications and Compliance
Thomas More College

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