College Men’s Tennis Final – Guilford 8, Emory & Henry 1

EMORY, Va. – Guilford College’s men’s tennis team won for the eighth time in 10 outing Saturday with an 8-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory at Emory & Henry College Saturday.

The Quakers (7-4, 6-2 ODAC) claimed all three doubles points, including a narrow 8-6 third-doubles triumph by Levi Bruff and Mason Church over the Wasps’ Alex Polydoroff and Jonathan Romano. Guilford’s top-doubles tandem of Turner Votipka and Erik Meiler defeated Kamil Aliev and Luke Funkhouser, 8-4. Aaron Smedley and Trevor Cox downed Emory & Henry’s John Dalton and Dillan Dodson, 8-3.

Votipka earned his second win of the match with a 6-0, 6-2 win over John Dalton Ferguson at first singles. Cox also won twice, but needed three sets to topple Aliev, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Polydoroff earned the Wasps’ point with a 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-7 comeback win over Guilford’s Meiler at third singles.

Coach Dave McCain’s Quakers return to action April 10 versus Greensboro College in a match rescheduled from Feb. 18. The match begins at 3:30 p.m. on Guilford’s McMichael Centennial Class Courts.

Tennis Match Results
Guilford vs Emory & Henry
Apr 4, 2015 at Emory, VA
(Richardson Tennis Courts)
Guilford 8, Emory & Henry 1

Singles competition
1. Turner Votipka (GC) def. John Dalton Ferguson (E&H) 6-0, 6-2
2. Trevor Cox (GC) def. Kamil Aliev (E&H) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
3. Alex Polydoroff (E&H) def. Erik Meiler (GC) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-7
4. Mesa Martorell (GC) def. Luke Funkhouser (E&H) 6-3, 6-0
5. Chasen Chacon (GC) def. Dillan Dodson (E&H) 6-2, 6-1
6. John Brvenik (GC) def. Eric Logan (E&H) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Turner Votipka/Erik Meiler (GC) def. Kamil Aliev/Luke Funkhouser (E&H) 8-4
2. Aaron Smedley/Trevor Cox (GC) def. John Dalton Ferguson/Dillan Dodson (E&H) 8-3
3. Levi Bruff/Mason Church (GC) def. Alex Polydoroff/Jonathan Romano (E&H) 8-6

Match Notes:
Guilford 8-4, 7-2 ODAC; Regional ranking #14
Emory & Henry 5-7, 2-4 ODAC
Old Dominion Athletic Conference match
Guilford is ranked 14th in the most recent ITA Division III South Atlantic Poll