ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – The Shaw University men's tennis team fell to N.C. Wesleyan University, 9-0 at the Slick Family Foundation Tennis Center Monday afternoon.
The afternoon began with the Battling Bishops sweeping the doubles action by the scores of 8-3, 8-0 and 8-2 from positions 1-3. The Bears top performer in singles was Ilya Skobelev (Lelyshenko, Rostov-on-Don) who took his opponent three sets before falling, 6-2, 7-5, 4-10 from the fourth position.
The setback puts Shaw 0-2 on the season while NCW improves to 1-0 on the young season.
Shaw will return to action Saturday, Feb. 15 against Pfeiffer for its home opener at 1 p.m. from Worthdale Park.
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