(ERIE, Pa.) – The Thomas More College men's tennis team won its second-straight Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship title today (Saturday, April 28, 2018) at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The Saints won the championship with 45 points. Rounding out the Top-3 was Grove City College in second with 38 points and Washington & Jefferson College in third place with 35 points.
Thomas More won four championship matches, including two in singles. Sophomore Sheldon Preisler (San Diego, Calif./Boone County (Ky.)) won third singles with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Washington & Jefferson. First-year Jared Haught (Edgewood, Ky./Covington Catholic) won fifth singles with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Geneva College.
In doubles completion, No. 1 pair of Haught and junior Derrick Kwok (Sugar Land, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) won their championship match 8-5 over Westminster and the No. 2 tandem of first-year Jeffrey Schenk (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands) and Preisler were 8-5 winners over Saint Vincent in their championship match.
The Saints dropped a championship match as Schenk fell to Saint Vincent 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.
Thomas More also had two third place finishes. Junior Michael Schwarz (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) won the fourth singles consolation match by the score of 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 over Grove City. At third doubles, the No. 3 team of first-year Brandon Kwok (Sugar Land, Texas/Stephen F. Austin) and sophomore Logan Daniels (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) won their consolation match 8-5 over Saint Vincent.
Sophomore Wesley Smith (Versailles, Ky./Woodford County) dropped is sixth singles consolation match 6-4, 6-3 to Saint Vincent.
Thomas More earns the conference's automatic bid the NCAA Division III Championship. The championship field and first round tournament locations will be announced at 12 noon on May 7 on the NCAA's championship website at www.ncaa.com.