No. 5 Lander comes up short in City of Florence Invitational championship

No. 5 Lander comes up short in City of Florence Invitational championship

FLORENCE, S.C. – The No. 5-ranked Lander men's tennis team returned to the City of Florence Invitational championship, but fell just short in its bid to repeat at the event. 

The Bearcats (3-1) defeated Mount Olive 4-1 in the semifinals before falling to No. 11-ranked Wingate 4-3 in the championship match. Lander defeated the Bulldogs in last year's tournament title match. 

Lander faces Johnson C. Smith in its first home match of the season on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the Joe Cabri Tennis Center.