BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Bridgewater College Eagles swept doubles play to take an early 3-0 lead Tuesday afternoon and the Eagles went on to defeat Lynchburg College 5-0 in the quarterfinal round of the ODAC men's tennis tournament.
With the victory, the Eagles, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, advance to the semifinals Saturday at Randolph-Macon College where they will meet Guilford College. Guilford, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, defeated Randolph College 5-0 in quarterfinal action Tuesday.
The Eagles needed to win two singles matches to clinch the team victory. Johnson and Roberts came through with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles to send the Eagles to the semifinal round.
Roberts was the first off the court in singles play. The Eagles' sophomore rolled to a 6-0 victory in the first set and then fought off Shane in the second set 6-4 to win the match.
Johnson clinched the victory for the Eagles with a straight set 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles over Gutierrez
Bridgewater was missing several team members who violated College and team policies and did not play.