For Immediate Release – 3/26/17 - #263
WildCats Sweep Wasps in Shortened Match
EMORY, VA – With rain in the area, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's tennis match between Randolph College and Emory & Henry College was played to decision. The WildCats won the match, 5-0.
With fewer courts available, the match was played to decision, meaning that once a team reached five wins, it would be over. The 'Cats got off to a great start with that fact in the back of their mind, winning all three doubles matches to start the afternoon. Doug Corbett and Bradley Strober had an easy time at number one, winning the match after giving up only three games. JT von Seggern and Kyle Unruh faced a difficult test at number two. The tandem was pushed and exchanged games throughout, but held on for a hard-fought, 8-6 victory.
Number three provided a different result, with Trevor Johnson and Tuan Tran taking care of business. The two made short work of their opponent and won. Also, for the second-straight match, Johnson and Tran swept their counterparts.
Leading 3-0 going into singles made it easier for the WildCats in singles action. Strober took the court at number one and controlled the action throughout. He gave up only three games over the two sets on the way to the win. Von Seggern and Johnson had stiffer tests at two and three but the results were the same. Each traded games over the two sets. Von Seggern got the win, with Johnson's match remaining unfinished, although Johnson was right there for a win.
Unfortunately for Corbett, Tran, and Joe Kaneda, their singles matches were not finished. All three were leading when the match was called. Tran won his first seven games, while Corbett was up 5-1 in the first.
Randolph (6-3 overall, 2-2 ODAC) will be able to get some time off before its next match. The WildCats will host Virginia Wesleyan College (1-9, 0-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m.