Males’s Tennis Drops a Nailbiter to Liberty, 4-3 – William & Mary Athletics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Taking part in for the second time in per week, William & Mary and Liberty went back-and-forth in an entertaining and thrilling 4-3 match on Sunday afternoon on the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis. The Tribe (1-3) battled again from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to tug even a 3, however the Flames (6-4) gained a 4-3 nailbiter because of a three-set win on line 4.
 
The Tribe obtained singles wins from graduate scholar Lev Kazakov (No. 2), senior Finbar Taclott (No. 5) and junior Daniel Pellerito (No. 6) however couldn’t high Liberty ultimately.
 
How It Occurred
– In doubles, graduate scholar Brenden Volk and sophomore George Davis avenged a setback on Monday to Josh Wilson and Goncalo Ferreira on the high spot. Trailing 2-1, the Tribe duo gained 5 of the ultimate six video games to even their mark at 2-2 and provides W&M an early benefit.
– Liberty answered with a pair of slender 7-5 wins at No. 2 and No. 3 to clinch the doubles level.
– After a Liberty victory at No. 3 prolonged the Flames result in 2-0, graduate scholar Lev Kazakov put W&M on the board with a straight-sets win on line two. He topped Liberty’s Josh Wilson, 6-4, 7-5, for his first win with the Tribe.
– Liberty pushed the result in 3-1 with a victory on the high spot and the steadiness of the match got here all the way down to a trio of three-set contests at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6.
– At No. 5, senior Finbar Talcott took the opening set in a tiebreaker, 7-6, earlier than Liberty’s Goncalo Ferreira answered with a 7-5 win the second. Within the decisive third, Talcott gained the ultimate three video games on the best way to a 7-5 win to enhance to 3-1 on the 12 months.
– Junior Daniel Pellerito break up the opening two units with Christiaan Worst on the No. 6 spot. Pellerito gained the primary set, 7-5, whereas Worst took the second, 6-2. Pellerito raced out to a 5-1 lead within the third and held on for a 6-4 victory. It was his first win of the season and tied the match at three.
– The deciding match got here on the No. 4 spot. After Liberty’s Deji Thomas-Smith took the opening set, 7-5, junior Joseph Brailovsky answered with a 6-1 win the second. Brailovsky led within the third, however Thomas-Smith gained the ultimate three video games to clinch the match for the Flames, 7-5.
 
Up Subsequent
The Tribe host Morgan State on the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Heart on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. Stay stats and video of the matchup with the Bears will probably be out there at TribeAthletics.com.
 
Liberty 4, William & Mary 3

Singles

No. 1 – Nicaise Muamba (Liberty) def. Brenden Volk (W&M) – 6-1, 7-6 (5)
No. 2 – Lev Kazakov (W&M) def. Josh Wilson (Liberty) – 6-4, 7-5
No. 3 – Raffael Marques Da Silva (Liberty) def. Sebastian Quiros (W&M) – 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 – Deji Thomas-Smith (Liberty) def. Joseph Brailovsky (W&M) – 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
No. 5 – Finbar Talcott (W&M) def. Goncalo Ferreira (Liberty) – 7-6, 5-7, 7-5
No. 6 – Daniel Pellerito (W&M) def. Christiaan Worst (Liberty) – 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
Ending Order: 3, 2, 1, 5, 6, 4*
 
Doubles

No. 1 – Davis/Volk (W&M) def. Wilson/Ferreira (Liberty) – 6-3

No. 2 – Worst/Thomas-Smith (Liberty) def. Kazakov/Brailovsky (W&M) – 7-5

No. 3 – da Silva/Muamba (Liberty) def. Talcott/Pellerito (W&M) – 7-5
Ending Order: 1, 3, 2*
 

 

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