Men’s Tennis Compete at PTR Spring Tennisfest at Hilton Head

The Yellow Jackets men’s tennis team competed at the PTR Spring Tennisfest at Hilton Head, South Carolina from March 2nd through the sixth.

The Yellow Jackets lost a tight match to Lebanon Valley 5-2 in a match that was just a handful of games away from going the Yellow Jackets way.

#1 Doubles of Ryan Mullins and Noah Fulks raced to a 4-0 lead before finishing the match off 6-2. After the #3 doubles pairing of Zack Fraley and Adam Walters dropped their match 6-3, the fate of the doubles point was on #2 doubles of Dylan Jayasuriya and Ethan Cross.

After being up 4-0 in their match, the duo dropped their match 7-5 as State headed into singles down 1-0.

Mullins knotted the match up at 1-1 after a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win at #1 singles.

Jayasuriya put State ahead 2-1 after winning 6-3, 6-2 at #3 singles.

Both Ethan Cross dropped their matches at #5 and #6 singles putting State behind 3-2.

The match was clinched by Lebanon Valley when Fraley dropped his match 6-4, 6-3 at #4 singles. Fulks closed out the day by losing his match at #2 singles 7-5, 6-3.

State was trounced by both Lenoir Rhyne and Edinboro 7-0. The lone highlights of the matches were Mullins who was competitive in both of his #1 singles matches against the stiffer competition.

“It was a great feeling getting some wins and playing good for my first Hilton Head trip,” Mullins said. “I loved everything about the Hilton Head trip, we all seemed to have a great time despite the losses.”

State returns to the courts on March 24th when they travel to Bluefield, Va. when they face Bluefield College.

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