Men's Tennis Continues Best Start in Program History with 7-2 Win at Ferrum

Written by Chris Pendleton

FERRUM, Va.—The Southern Virginia University men's tennis team continued the best start in program history Monday afternoon climbing to 4-0 on the year with a 7-2 win at NCAA Division III Ferrum College.

Southern Virginia swept through doubles play at Ferrum and then took 4-of-6 singles matches form the Panthers.

Sophomore Brian Blocher (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) stayed perfect in three matches this season after teaming with his freshman younger brother Adam Blocher (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) for an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles, followed by a dominant 6-0, 6-0 sweep in the third-seeded singles match.

Tyler Clark (Rocklin, Calif.) also remained undefeated this season as the freshman teamed with senior Phillip Whiteley (Logan, Utah) for an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles, while dropping only one game in a 6-0, 6-1 fourth-seeded singles victory.

Playing in his first doubles match of the year, freshman Jake Robison (Plano, Texas) paired with sophomore Kenneth Mize (Parker, Colo.) winning 8-0 at No. 3 doubles as Mize moved to 4-0 in doubles play this fall. Robison also took the sixth-seeded singles match 6-2, 6-3 to remain undefeated in his three singles matches this season.

With only Thursday's match at NCAA Division III Randolph College remaining on its fall schedule, men's tennis hopes to close out fall play at a perfect 5-0 for the first time in program history.