Freddie McGeehan headshot

Freddie McGeehan is a senior on ECU's men's tennis team.

East Carolina University’s men’s tennis team opened its season with a win on Saturday, defeating Presbyterian College 4-3 in a comeback victory. 

The Pirates fell behind after dropping the doubles point, but came from behind winning four singles matches, including three wins in straight sets. Senior Freddie McGeehan capped off the victory, earning the deciding point at No. 1 singles in a three-set victory.

“There's nothing like jumping right into the season with a tough match,” head coach Shawn Heinchon said in a press release. “Just last year, Presbyterian claimed the Big South title. They are well coached and their players have great sportsmanship. Our matches have been super close the last couple years and today was no different."

Saturday’s match was supposed to be the second of the year for the Pirates, but due to inclement weather, their match against North Carolina Central University, which was scheduled to be played on Jan. 19 was postponed.

The Pirates comeback was led by junior Ronny Georgi, junior Will Bissett and sophomore Javier Renones who all won their singles matches in two sets. McGeehan clinched the victory for the Pirates, winning his singles match in three sets. Although the Pirates lost the singles point 2-1, McGeehan and Kasey Countee won their lone doubles match for the team with a 6-2 score.

The Pirates will hope to keep the momentum from their comeback victory and carry it over to their next match as they host The Naval Academy on Friday.

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