WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Freshmen Tobi Menhofer and Maksim Yorsh tallied singles wins as the Kennesaw State men's tennis team completed competition on day one of the Wake Forest Spring Invitational at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center on Friday.
"I think we did some good things out there today," said Head Coach T.J. Greggs. "In some cases we may have showed a little inexperience, but overall I am extremely pleased with the way our team handled themselves."
Menhofer opened the tournament with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Liberty's Siim Tuus in the play-in round, before dispatching Scott Huang, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the main draw second round. He will next face the tournament's No. 3 seed, Danny Kreyman of Wake Forest.
Yorsh registered a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Liberty's Sergio Mourelo to move forward to Saturday's second round and will play the Demon Deacons' Adam Lee.
Sophomores Louis Theodor, Matthew Johnson and Alexander Pena each dropped their main draw opening round matches, while senior Gokalp Ozdemir and freshman Jorge Wilton fell in the play in round on Friday. The quintet will look to rebound in the consolation draw.
In doubles action, the tandem of Menhofer and Theodor battled tough against William & Mary's Scott Huang and John Banks, but fell 8-7 (5) in the first round. The teams of Wilton and Yorsh, and Pena and Johnson each dropped their opening doubles matches to a pair of Wake Forest doubles teams and will continue action in the consolation bracket on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Check ksuowls.com throughout the tournament for results and a recap after each day's action is completed.
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