Gardner-Webb Men's Tennis Rolls Past Pfeiffer, 6-1, Monday Afternoon

Ryan Gunter Photo | Gardner-Webb University
Ryan Gunter Photo | Gardner-Webb University

BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb men's tennis picked up its second win in as many days Monday, rolling to a 6-1 win over Pfeiffer.

"It was good to get the win today and we are really looking forward to opening conference play at home against Presbyterian on Wednesday," said head coach Mike Griffith. "PC is one of the top teams in the Big South Conference, but with the experience we gained from the past five days, we will be ready and excited to protect our house."

The Runnin' Bulldogs (4-5) clinched the doubles point quickly, with Michael Perry and Ross Gilbert taking a dominant 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles to take an early lead. Maximilian Scholl and Paul Hogan followed suit with a 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles to seal the point.

Breno Plentz and Stefano Puga captured a 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles to complete the sweep.

Anthony Brennan took a straight sets win at No. 6 singles to get things started for the Runnin' Bulldogs later in the day, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Bradley Braten.

Scholl finished next, cruising to a 6-1, 6-3 straight sets win over countryman Axel Woerner at No. 1 singles. Johan Fors clinched the win for Gardner-Webb at No. 5 singles, taking a 6-2, 6-0 win over Eduan Louw.

The Runnin' Bulldogs also got singles wins at No. 3 singles from Adam Schmidt (6-2, 4-6, 10-4), and Plentz at No. 4 singles (6-4, 6-2).

Pfeiffer's Bjorn Barwinski took a win at No. 2 singles in a long and hard-fought match, topping Hogan by a 2-6, 7-6 (7), 10-7 score.

Gardner-Webb opens Big South Conference play on Wednesday afternoon, hosting Presbyterian at 2:00 pm in Boiling Springs.