GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s men’s tennis team advanced to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons with a 5-3 victory over Randolph-Macon College on the McMichael Centennial Class Courts Wednesday.
The Quakers (13-4), seeded second in the eight-team tourney, advance to play third-seeded Hampden-Sydney College Saturday (5/5) at 4:00 p.m. Virginia Wesleyan University hosts this weekend’s semifinals and finals. Hampden-Sydney stopped sixth-seeded Lynchburg College Wednesday, 5-0.
Randolph-Macon notched the first point at third doubles as Jacob Haines and Shane Berry defeated the Quakers’ Jarad Gandy and Kai Glass, 8-2. Guilford surged ahead behind 8-4 wins by Tate Godwin and Graham Pearson and Elijah Gregory and Mason Robb at first and second doubles, respectively.
Godwin’s 6-0, 6-0, first-singles triumph over Haines opened a 3-1 Guilford lead. The Yellow Jackets’ Jack Aprahamian and Baxter Carter notched straight-set wins at fifth and sixth singles to equal the score. Shortly thereafter, Guilford clinched the match as Pearson downed Erik Moulton, 6-2, 6-2, at fourth singles and Gregory defeated Alex Hein, 6-2, 6-1, at third singles.
Coach Dave McCain’s Quakers have won four straight and seven over their last eight matches.