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Montreat, NC - On Saturday, the Cavaliers hosted AAC foe Bluefield College. The Cavaliers fell 9-0.

 

After doubles, the Cavs fell behind 3-0 going into singles play. Bluefield would take all six lines of singles.

 

On Sunday, the Montreat women's tennis team traveled to Lexington, South Carolina to take on another AAC member, Columbia College. The Cavaliers would lose 9-0.

 

Columbia would take all three lines of doubles, as well as all six lines of singles.

 

"There were a lot of close games – a lot of games going to deuce," head coach Andrew Cobb said. "We just didn't capitalize on the big points. Even though the scores don't reflect it, this was our best conference performance yet."

 

Next up, the Cavaliers host SCAD-Atlanta on Monday, April 10th. Start time is scheduled for 2PM. 

On Saturday, the Cavaliers hosted AAC foe Bluefield College. The Cavs fell 8-1.

 

In doubles play, the duo of Leopoldo Lucero and Grayson Chumley put up the biggest fight but ultimately falling, 8-4.

 

Going into singles play 3-0 down, Chumley would pick up the sole win for the Cavaliers at no.6 singles, 8-4.

 

"We started out a little slow with it being a conference match," head coach Andrew Cobb said. "There was definitely a different energy level in singles than there was in doubles. The guys came out ready in singles but dug themselves in a hole with losing all three doubles lines."

 

Next, the Cavaliers host SCAD-Atlanta on Monday, April 10th. Start time is scheduled for 2PM. 

CENTRAL, SC – The Montreat College track & field teams traveled to South Carolina on Saturday to take part in the Susan Rouse Invitational, hosted by Southern Wesleyan University. In their final tune-up before hosting the Appalachian Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships in two weeks, the Cavaliers came through with some excellent results.

Marcus Medina-Artis (FR/Kenly, NC) had a standout day for Montreat, claiming victory in the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 49.30. That effort has him ranked in the top-40 nationally after the weekend. Medina-Artis would return later in the meet to earn a 9th place finish in the 200 meters with a personal best time of 22.73 seconds. Elijah Mitchell (SO/Milledgeville, GA) fared even better in the 200 meters, placing 6th overall with a school-record time of 22.46 seconds. Mitchell also placed 10th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.48 seconds. Connor Duncan (FR/Lawrenceburg, KY) placed 4th in the 400m hurdles with a time of 55.66 seconds.

The tandem or Daniel Lancaster (JR/Jacksonville, NC) and Jeb Phillips (FR/Mooresville, NC) made some noise in the 800 meter race. Lancaster placed 4th with a time of 1:59.23 while Phillips was 6th in 2:00.93. Both efforts were personal best times for the mid-distance duo. Brien Lancaster (JR/Jacksonville, NC) led a host of Cavaliers in the 5,000 meters, taking 3rd place with a personal best time of 15:43.20. Ryan Hincher placed 10th in 16:37.59 while Brandon Welborn (JR/Traphill, NC) (16:39.29) and Frank Bartholow (FR/Lexington, NC) (16:59.74) also broke the 17-minute barrier. Chase Blackwell (FR/Linden, NC) had a big breakthrough, taking over half a minute off of his personal best time, finishing in 17:23.54. Jacob Parker (FR/Elkin, NC) came through with a 12th place finish in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:21.27.

On the women's side, Alona Kosenko (JR/Charlotte, NC) had a solid day, setting huge personal bests in both the 1500 meters (5:17.75) and the 800 meters (2:41.54). Isabel Salinas (FR/Resaca, GA) earned a time of 2:30.12 in the 800 meters while Katie Colenda (FR/Grimesland, NC) placed 6th in her 400 meter hurdles debut, finishing with a time of 1:13.61. Samantha Gaskill (SR/Wilmington, NC) raced to a personal best time of 20:49.84 in the 5,000 meters while Kelly Norton (FR/Murray, KY) finished the race in 21:16.42.

Overall, the Cavaliers finished the day with fourteen top-10 finishes and 17 personal best efforts. The team will take next weekend off before welcoming their conference rivals to Pulliam Stadium for the AAC Championships April 21-22.

 
 
 
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