College Men’s Tennis News – Guilford’s Votipka Lands Second Weekly ODAC Award

Posted by Press Release on March 17, 2015 at 2:18 am under College, Photos | Comments are off for this article

FOREST, Va. – Guilford College’s Turner Votipka (Nashville, N.C./Nash Central) earned his second Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week Award Monday. The winner of the March 2 weekly ODAC honor, he is the Quakers’ first two-time recipient in a single season in at least 10 years.


Turner Votipka

Votipka, a senior captain, posted a 3-1 combined record in Guilford’s two ODAC victories. He lost just one game in a 6-0, 6-1, win over Shenandoah University’s Steven Baker March 14. Votipka teamed with Erik Meiler for an 8-3 win over the Hornets’ Baker and Jesse Ewing, which helped the Quakers to a 9-0 win.

The following day, Meiler and Votipka lost to Christian Lynn and Kyle Hartfield of Bridgewater College, 8-3. Votipka fell behind to Bridgewater’s Brandon Larsen, 3-0, at first singles, but roared back to win the next 12 games in a 6-3, 6-0 win. Larsen was ranked 24th in the most recent NCAA Division III South Atlantic Region Rankings. Guilford downed the Eagles, 6-3.

The weekend wins upped Votipka’s overall singles record to 7-6, which leads the team. Votipka and Meiler are 3-3 at first doubles this year.

Coach Dave McCain’s Quakers (4-3, 3-1 ODAC) have won four of their last five matches. Guilford visits league-rival Roanoke College Sunday (3/22) at 1:00 p.m.


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