CLINTON, S.C. – It took more than four hours, but in the end the USC Upstate men's tennis team claimed a 5-2 victory over Presbyterian College Tuesday at the Templeton Tennis Courts.
After four matches ended in straight sets, the Spartans held a narrow 3-2 advantage with just two singles matches still in action. Gonzalo Blanco defeated Edward Snead, 6-2, 6-3, at singles No. 4 and Jacob Darling downed Ryan Walters, 6-4, 6-3, at singles No. 6.
After dropping the first set, Pierre Vernin rallied for a thrilling three-set victory over Zachary Sprouse. Vernin claimed a 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 victory over Sprouse at singles no. 5 to clinch the match for the Spartans.
Matthias Kidler set the final tally at 5-2 thanks to a three-set victory over Rafael Berghaus at singles No. 1 (6-4, 6-7, 6-3).
The Spartans will return to action February 24th when they host former A-Sun foe Campbell at 2 p.m.