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Men's Tennis Picks Up 6-3 Road Win

Houston Murphy
Houston Murphy

KNOVXVILLE, Tenn. -- Ferrum College picked up a non-conference men's tennis win this afternoon on the road, beating Johnson University 6-3 at the JU Tennis Counrt.

Ferrum (2-3)
Johnson (2-5)

Ferrum grabbed a 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles. Riley Kern and Houston Murphy overcame a 6-1 deficit and came back to post an 8-7 win with a 12-10 score in the tiebreak.

Patrick Marsh and Jacob Glass won in straights sets at #2 doubles, while Marshall Ownby and David Bishop won at #3. Kern dropped a tough three-set match at #1 singles.

Marsh, Glass and Murphy then won at #4-6 singles, respectively, to close out the match.

"We have been working on doubles in practice and today it showed with a huge comeback win at #1 doubles. Riley and Houston were down 8-2 in tie breaker and came back to post the 12-10 win." --Head Coach Rod Baker

Baker's team will play two matches Friday, March 15, against Ohio Christian University and King University in Bristol, Tennessee.