Presbyterian College sophomore Max Benson continued his strong play in the fall season, reaching the semifinals in both the main singles and doubles draws at the Big South Fall Invitational over the weekend on the Blue Hose’ home courts.
"The first Big South Fall Invitational was a great success," said head coach Eduardo Rincon. "I'm very proud of everyone who competed this weekend, and the level of competitiveness and sportsmanship that was shown throughout. Congratulations to Longwood and Radford for taking the titles. As for our team, Max continues to improve and represent PC well. I believe his best tennis is still ahead."
In singles action, Benson won his first three matches in straight sets before falling in the semifinals.
In doubles, Benson paired with junior Daniel Stenger, and the duo won a pair of contests before a semifinal defeat.
The PC women's basketball team picked up a 71-43 exhibition win over Augusta on Sunday at Templeton Center. Junior Jade Compton led the Blue Hose with a game-high 17 points and six rebounds, while Kiera Howard had 13 points for the Jaguars.
Presbyterian jumped out to an 8-0 start and never looked back, outscoring Augusta in every quarter.
Up 33-20, the Blue Hose outscored their opponents 25-7 in the third quarter to pull away.
Trinity Johnson had 10 points and four rebounds to go with a team-high six assists.
Presbyterian led in rebounds, 44-38, and forced 24 turnovers compared to committing 17.
Women’s soccer dropped a 3-1 game to UNC Asheville on Saturday night at Greenwood Field in Asheville, N.C. In doing so, the Blue Hose are locked into the seventh seed for the upcoming Big South Conference Women's Soccer Championship.
Presbyterian (5-12, 4-6 Big South) led in shots, 22-12, shots on goal, 11-6, and corners 8-3. UNCA is 5-13, 3-7.
Men's soccer played Winthrop to a 1-1 tie on Saturday night in a rainy game at Eagle Field in Rock Hill.
Winthrop (4-9-2, 2-3-1 Big South) took the lead just minutes into the second half, but PC's Cesar Sancho scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season to tie the game with just over six minutes remaining.
The Eagles' Marc Carreras made it 1-0 with a low shot that nearly was saved wide but bounced in off the post at 49:39.
Sancho headed in the game-tying goal off an assist from Zacharia Diallo following a corner kick at 83:56.
Presbyterian (5-10-1, 3-2-1) led by a large margin in shots, 22-5, with shots on goal being much closer at 5-2.
Winthrop played with just 10 men after Conor Maher received a red card for a dangerous kick at 39:41.
At a series of dual matches in Bristol, Tenn., the Presbyterian women's wrestling team picked up a pair of dual wins on Saturday as the Blue Hose downed Tiffin, 28-16, and Ferrum, 45-5, at King University.
King defeated the Blue Hose, 37-8.
Morgan Norris picked up a pair of victories via technical fall over Tiffin and a pinfall victory against Ferrum.