The Pioneers men's tennis team recently traveled to Columbia S.C. to play The Benedict College Tigers in a dual match. The match was played in cool blustery conditions, with winds topping out at 30mph. The final result was The Tigers besting The Pioneers by a final score of 8-1. The match was senior day for Benedict, who is led by their fine Coach Gary Taylor.
The highlight of the match was the play of SMCs number one player Hufelder Duarte vs. Benedict's Nate Pinkney. In a very well played, hard fought tussle, Duarte prevailed in a third set super breaker, 10-3. This was the second time Duarte had defeated Pinkney this year. Pinkney won the first set 6-3 and then Duarte took the second set by a score of 7-5.
Benedict College 8 SMC1
Pinkney/Eloise Benedict def. Duarte/Green SMC 8-4 Flores/Hernandez Benedict def. Brown/Gault SMC8-1 Selmen/Ballantyne Benedict def. Stacy/Hernandez 8-1
Duarte SMC def. Pinkney Benedict 3-6, 7-5, 10-3 Eloise Benedict def. Green SMC 6-0, 7-5 Ballantyne Benedict def. Brown SMC 6-1, 6-0 Flores Benedict def. Gault SMC 6-0, 6-0 Hernandez Benedict def. Stacy SMC 6-0, 6-0 Selmen Benedict def. Hernandez SMC 6-0, 6-0