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WildCats Fall in Quarters

Corbett going for a forehand
Corbett going for a forehand

For Immediate Release – 5/2/17 - #321
WildCats Fall in Quarters

GREENSBORO, NC – The sixth-seeded Randolph College men's tennis team traveled to third-seeded Guilford College on Tuesday for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Quarterfinal matchup.  The Quakers emerged victorious, winning 5-0.

With the match being played to decision (ends when the first team wins five individual matches), doubles took on great importance. Doug Corbett and Bradley Strober teamed at number one and traded games early on in the set.  However, the Quakers were able to string together a couple of strong games and win.  JT von Seggern and Kyle Unruh were once again paired at number two, and the WildCats fell behind early.  However, with the score at 7-2, the pair took the next two games to keep the match alive.  Unfortunately, GC was able to win that next game.  Tuan Tran and Trevor Johnson were the final pair.  The two were able to take four games, but fell.  Guilford took the 3-0 lead into singles, with each match ending with the identical 8-4 score.

Only two of the singles matches were ended.  Johnson played well but fell after taking three games at three singles.  Strober played a very difficult opponent at number one and dropped his match.  Von Seggern exchanged games throughout, but was down a set and tied in the second when his second-singles match was ended.  Corbett had a battle in the first, but was down in the second when four singles was stopped.  Unruh was making a comeback at sixth when that was ended.  Tran dropped the first set at number five, but was about to win the second set when the match was called.  He even had a tremendous volley that gave him one of the top points in the match.  He sprinted from side to side for two minutes, before finally getting the winner.  However, the match was called soon after.

Randolph (10-6 overall) concludes its season with that match.  It also sees the careers of Corbett, Johnson, Tran, Unruh, and von Seggern end.   All five made indelible marks on the program and will leave in top echelon of the program.