Mount Olive Falls to Lander In The 2014 NCAA Southeast Regional

Mount Olive Falls to Lander In The 2014 NCAA Southeast Regional

The University of Mount Olive Men's Tennis team fell in the second round of the NCAA Divison II Southeast Regional to No. 8 Lander University 5-0 at Columbus State University Mary v. Blackmon Tennis Center in Columbus, Ga. Saturday afternoon. Matt Finnerty and Henric Falkenberg pushed their doubles match to 8-6, the closest Mount Olive came to taking a doubles win in No. 1 doubles.

Mount Olive (18-2) lost their doubles matches by just two points in No. 2 doubles and three points in No. 3 doubles. Falkenberg was tied in the second set 1-1 in No. 3 singles before the match was called.

Mount Olive had won 15 straight matches and was undefeated in Division II this year before the loss to the Bearcats (16-4). The Trojans finish the season 18-2 overall and 8-0 in Conference Carolinas, the only Mount Olive team to ever be undefeated in the regular and post season in conference play. The only other loss came to Division I East Carolina University back in February.

Conference Carolinas Tennis Coach of the Year Kevin Coghill talked about this year's team and the season.

"I'm honestly very pleased with the season. Losing one match in Division II is not bad for a season. I'm really pleased on how well the guys worked this year and how well their focus was. That's the most important thing-results can vary but I'm very pleased with their focus and their hard work."


1. #9 Vincent Lerpeaux (LANDER) vs. Edgar Bub (UMO-MT) 6-4, unfinished

2. Marc Hofer (LANDER) vs. #20 Matt Finnerty (UMO-MT) 6-4, 0-1, unfinished

3. Ristomatti Lanne (LANDER) vs. Henric Falkenberg (UMO-MT) 6-4, 1-1, unfinished

4. Niklas Terhorst (LANDER) def. Stanley Roffe (UMO-MT) 6-1, 6-2

5. Diego Zegarra (LANDER) def. Lautaro Vazquez (UMO-MT) 6-4, 0-0, unfinished

6. Oscar Axelsson (LANDER) vs. Jack Frampton (UMO-MT) 6-3, 6-0 


1. Marc Hofer/Niklas Terhorst (LANDER) def. Matt Finnerty/Henric Falkenberg (UMO-MT) 8-6

2. #9 Adam Jonsson/Oscar Axelsson (LANDER) def. Edgar Bub/Mattheus Ribiero (UMO-MT) 8-3

3. Vincent Lerpeaux/Paulo Fernandes (LANDER) def. Stanley Roffe/Brahm Moolman (UMO-MT) 8-5