Freshman Cade Cox improved his singles record to 4-1 with a dramatic tiebreak win which handed the John Brown University men's tennis team a 5-4 win over NCAA II William Jewell (Mo.) on Monday afternoon at the JBU Tennis Courts.
Cox, leading all players in singles victories, remained the lone contest of the afternoon with JBU (4-1) and the Cardinals (2-11) tied at four apiece. After WJC's Hayden Fulk took the first set, Cox mounted a comeback that saw a 7-5 second-set victory followed by a 10-8 tiebreak score, allowing John Brown to earn its fourth win in five matches to start the season.
Sophomore Jordan Scoggins defeated Marco Lopez, 6-3, 6-4 at the bottom slot to pull the Golden Eagles a momentary lead, 4-3, but William Jewell captured the fifth spot before Cox's heroics.
Freshman Samual Spencer improved to 3-2 in singles play with a timely 6-2, 6-4 win over Thiago Braga.
The hosts entered singles play with a 2-1 advantage, after Cox and junior Nathan Kuykendall teamed up for their third win at the second doubles spot, 8-6. Scoggins and senior Kumhal Fulghem paired up to squeak out a narrow 9-7 win at the third doubles slot.
The JBU women's tennis team was defeated by William Jewell 9-0 as the Golden Eagles fell to 2-4 on the season.
Both JBU teams were in action Tuesday in Bethany, Okla., against Southwestern (Kan.) and Southwestern Christian (Okla.). Results were not available at presstime.
Both teams return to action March 26 at Oklahoma Wesleyan in Bartlesville.Sports on 03/14/2018
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