GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- In a matchup of nationally-ranked teams, Queens held off a late rally from Tusculum for a 5-4 victory in South Atlantic Conference men's tennis action Sunday afternoon at the Nichols Tennis Complex.
The 16th-ranked Royals (7-3, 6-1 SAC) led 2-1 after doubles and 4-2 midway through singles, but the 31st-ranked Pioneers (13-5, 4-3 SAC) came back to tie the match at 4-4. However, Queens' Sebastian Meum won in three sets (6-4, 6-7, 6-4) over Tashique Kader to clinch the victory for the Royals.
Tusculum trailed 4-2 in singles after Tomas Kmetko earned a 7-5, 7-5 win over Julian Bosch at flight two. The Pioneer comeback began as Jorge Cervantes defeated Rolfsen 6-2, 6-4 at flight five and Gabriel Yaguar won 6-4, 6-4 over Joel Dunlap at flight six, but Meum rallied after dropping a second-set tiebreaker to give Queens the victory.
The Pioneers will be back in action Monday with a SAC match at 14th-ranked Wingate beginning at 11 a.m.