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The University of South Carolina at Lancaster men’s tennis team defeated the Pfeiffer University junior varsity team, 8-1 on Thursday afternoon at the J.P. Richards Tennis Complex.
The Lancers, 2-3, started strong by sweeping the three doubles matches. The first win of the day came at No. 2 doubles when freshmen Justin Lewis and Joey Nylund won, 8-1.
Freshmen Matthew Canelon played a solid match, winning 6-1, 6-0 at number three singles.
USCL took three of the next four matches with one remaining.
In the last match of the day, sophomore Henry Remache dropped the first set 6-4, but hung in to win the second set in a tiebreaker. A match tiebreaker was played to determine the winner and Remache won 10-8.
The men’s team will have a couple weeks off from matches. After spring break, the team will next be in action March 19 at Presbyterian College for a 2 p.m. match.
The team’s next home match is March 20 at 9 a.m. against Harford Community College.
USCL 8 PU 1
Justin Lewis (USCL) def. B. Williams (PU), 6-2, 6-3
Henry Remache (USCL) def. M. Henry (PU), 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8
Matt Canelon (USCL) def. T. Morris (PU), 6-1, 6-0
Joey Nylund (USCL) def. C. Teague (PU), 6-1, 6-2
C. Callicutt (PU) def. J.M. Catalano (USCL) 6-4, 7-5
Joey Martin (USCL) def. B. Markham (PU), 6-0, 6-3
Remache-Canelon (USCL) def. B. Williams-M. Henry (PU), 8-3
Nylund-Lewis (USCL) def. C. Callicutt-C. Teague (PU), 8-1
Catalano-Powell (USCL) def. C. Callicutt-B. Markham (PU), 8-3