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Men’s Tennis Advances to Title Tilt with 5-2 Win Over Guilford

ASHLAND, Va. – Behind wins in two doubles affairs and a trio of singles matches, the Bridgewater Eagles men's tennis team advanced to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship match with a 5-2 victory over Guilford College on Saturday afternoon at Randolph-Macon.

The match was moved indoors due to poor weather conditions.

Guilford picked up the first win of the match with a hard-fought 8-6 victory over the number one doubles pair of Evan Stack and Brandon Larsen.

Bridgewater fought back with a pair of doubles wins to take a 2-1 lead into singles play.

Junior Peter Hawkins and partner Christian Lynn teamed up for an 8-4 victory at number two to knot the contest up at a match each.

Bridgewater took the lead for good when the tandem of senior Brent Floyd and freshman Mike Cable earned an 8-4 victory at number three.

The Quakers picked up their final victory of the afternoon when Tyler Mercier upended Hawkins by a 6-2, 6-3 score in top flight singles.

Larsen got the Eagles back on track with an easy 6-1, 6-2 victory at number two to put the Eagles back on top.

Stack recorded a 6-3, 6-0 victory at number three before Floyd closed out the match with a 6-4, 6-0 triumph at number four to propel the Eagles to Sunday's championship match.

The matches at number five and six went unfinished.

Bridgewater will meet up with Washington and Lee in the conference title tilt at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning at Randolph-Macon.