College Men’s Tennis Final – Va. Wesleyan 5, Guilford 2 (ODAC Tournament)

Posted by Press Release on April 27, 2014 at 8:15 am under College | Comments are off for this article

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – Virginia Wesleyan College defeated Guilford College, 5-2, Saturday in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men’s Tennis Tournament semifinals Saturday.

The second-seeded Marlins (15-4) advance to face top-seeded Washington and Lee University Sunday (4/27) for the ODAC Tournament title. Guilford, seeded sixth in the eight-team field, ends its season with a 7-11 overall record.

The Quakers took two of three doubles matches and nearly claimed a third, but the Marlins’ top tandem of Graham Wilson and Kenny Dowling held off the Quakers’ Turner Votipka and Erik Meiler, 8-6. Guilford’s Trevor Cox and Aaron Smedley won the second-doubles contest, 8-3, and the third-doubles team of Levi Bruff and Mason Church pulled out a 9-7 win over Virginia Wesleyan’s Drew Tomajczyk and Brendan Kelleher.

The Marlins rallied in singles play and claimed four of six matches in straight sets. Virginia Wesleyan’s Spencer Bullock edged the Quakers’ Cox at third singles, 6-4, 6-4, to clinch the victory.

Coach Dave McCain’s team saw its season end in the ODAC Tournament semifinals for the second time in three seasons. With no seniors on the roster, the Quakers could return its entire team intact next season.

Tennis Match Results
Guilford vs Virginia Wesleyan
Apr 26, 2014 at Sweet Briar, VA
Virginia Wesleyan 5, Guilford 2

Singles competition
1. Graham Wilson (VWC) vs. Turner Votipka (GC) unfinished
2. Kenny Downing (VWC) vs. Erik Meiler (GC) unfinished
3. Spencer Bullock (VWC) def. Trevor Cox (GC) 6-4, 6-4
4. Drew Tomajczyk (VWC) def. Aaron Smedley (GC) 6-4, 6-3
5. Tyler Chang (VWC) def. Mason Church (GC) 6-2, 6-2
6. Brendan Kelleher (VWC) def. Blake Brown (GC) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Graham Wilson/Kenny Downing (VWC) def. Turner Votipka/Erik Meiler (GC) 8-6
2. Trevor Cox/Aaron Smedley (GC) def. Spencer Bullock/Tyler Chang (VWC) 8-3
3. Levi Bruff/Mason Church (GC) def. Drew Tomajczyk/Brendan Kelleher (VWC) 9-7

Match Notes:
Guilford 7-11
Virginia Wesleyan 15-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,4,6,3)
ODAC Men’s Tennis Tournament Semifinal 2, Match 6
T-3:08 A-47

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