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The Clarion \ October 2, 2019
Winning ways continue
for BC on mountain bikes
By Phil de Montmollin
Sports Information Director
BRISTOL, Va. — The Brevard College Cycling team continued its
successful mountain biking season with multiple wins over the weekend
at the King University MTB Race in Bristol, Virginia. The event served
as a final preparatory race for the Tornados before the upcoming USA
Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships, October
11-13 in Big Bear Lake, California.
In total, Brevard College student-athletes were victorious in eight of the
12 events that the Tornados competed in. Additionally, BC accumulated
15 podium finishes in one day of action with the Tornados not competing
in day two of the event.
For the fourth time this season, three Brevard College racers produced
a podium sweep as Tyler Clark (1st), Tyler Orschel (2nd) and Carson
Beckett (3rd) finished 1-2-3 in Men’s A Cross Country.
In Women’s A Cross Country, freshman Emma Schwab won her first
collegiate race in impressive fashion, sharing the podium with BC’s
Hannah Arensman who placed second.
The Tornados were able to gamer more wins with victories in both the
Men’s C and Women’s C Cross Country competitions. Jason Marquardt
won for the second time this season with a victory in Men’s C Cross
Country, while dual-sport athlete Madison Altman (Climbing, Cycling)
won her first collegiate race in Women’s C Cross Country.
In the gravity competitions, Brevard was equally impressive as Rachel
Pageau won her first race in a Tornado uniform in Women’s A Downhill
with Arensman finishing third. Meanwhile, in Men’s A Downhill, Nathan
St. Clair won with Orschel placing second to go along with top-ten finishes
by Beckett (5th), Will Hegedus (6th) and Lucas Pound (8th).
BC’s Ryan Johnson won Men’s B Downhill, while freshman Bryant
Bole won his first collegiate race with a victory in Men’s C Downhill.
Other notable finishes for the Tornados included performances by Tyler
Miranda (6th, Men’s A Cross Country); Maxwell Buyck (6th, Men’s B
Downhill); St. Clair (2nd Men’s B Cross Country); Pageau (4th, Women’s
A Cross Country A); Nicole Rusden (5th, Women’s A Downhill; 5th
Women’s A Cross Country); Hannah Dickson (6th, Women’s A Downhill)
and Aliza Tobias (2nd, Women’s B Downhill; 6th, Women’s A Cross
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Tornados tennis battle the Falcons
By Carmen Boone
The men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Pfeiffer University on
Sunday, Sept. 29 for a 1 p.m. match. The men came out with a tough 1-8
loss but the women left with an 8-1 dub.
At number one doubles for the men was Christian Rogerson and Jackson
Ray who lost 2-8 to the Falcons. Ethan McGee and Andrew Ingram took
a 4-8 loss at two doubles. Number three doubles was Jamarcus Walker
and Troy Broska who lost with a score of 5-8.
In singles, Rogerson lost at number one scoring 3-6,5-6. At number two,
McGee split sets 4-6,6-1 and lost with a close tiebreak score of 7-10. Ray
played number three singles but lost a tough match with a score of 0-6,0-6.
Broska split sets as well as four singles, 4-6, 7-6 with score of 12-10 in
the third set tiebreaker. At five singles, Ingram lost 0-6,0-6 to the Falcons.
Bear Jameson was number six for singles but lost 0-6, 1-6.
On the women’s team, Sam Sepe and Alii Kogoy won number one
doubles 8-2 versus the Falcons. At number two doubles, Maragret Correll
and Hamrick Perry won 8-0. Jen Cox and Sarah locovozzi also won 8-0
at three doubles.
In one singles, Sepe came out with a 6-0,6-4 win. At number two Kogoy
split sets 3-6, 6-4 but ultimately lost 5-10 in the tiebreaker. Cox won her
match 6-4, 6-3 at three singles.
Four singles was Perry who won 6-3, 6-2 against the Falcons. Eleanor
Flannery also won her match scoring 6-3, 6-4. At six singles, Correll
won 6-3, 6-3.
The men battled but fell short of a win to the Falcons, but the women
closed out the fall season with a massive win.
The next match will be for the men against Emory and Henry College
at the McCoy Tennis Complex here on October 5 at 1 p.m.
Jen Cox hits a winnning serve.