HARROGATE, TN -- The Lincoln Memorial University men's tennis team continued their winning ways and junior Philipp Hoffmann became the all-time winningest player in LMU history as the Railsplitters cruised past Milligan College, 9-0, on Tuesday afternoon. LMU extended their record to 14-3 on the season with the win while Milligan College dropped to 2-11.
Philipp Hoffmann used a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Sebastian Jonsson in the top spot to surpass Lukas Burkon as the career leader for wins in Lincoln Memorial University history. Hoffmann moved to 51-3 for his career with the win.
The Railsplitters dominated every facet of the match as Will Sparks picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win over Kody Horne in the second singles position. Sparks and playing partner, Marcelo Alvim, rolled to an 8-2 victory over Jonsson and Wesley Rice in the top doubles spot. Alvim went on the defeat Rice, 6-4, 6-2, in singles action in the third position for the Railsplitters.
Tom Goossens had limited trouble in dispatching of Mickey Brown in straight sets in the fourth singles spot (6-1, 6-1). Goossens' doubles partner, Corbett Smith, won in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) over Chris Heldman in the final singles position. The two would team up to take an 8-0 victory in doubles over Caleb Friddell and Chris Heldman.
Stefan Hall rounded out singles play with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over Friddell in the fifth spot. He and playing partner, Michael Koenen, rolled 8-4 in the second doubles spot to cap the sweep for the Railsplitters.
LMU will hit the courts again on April 13th as they host Georgetown
College for a nonconference battle. The matches are set to kickoff at 2 p.m. at the LMU Tennis Complex.