ASHLAND, Va. - The Bridgewater men's tennis team competed at the Randolph-Macon Fall-Invitational this past weekend. The Eagles played matches against Randolph-Macon, Washngton College and Virginia Wesleyan.
The Eagles won three of the eight singles matches contested with Randolp-Macon. Bridgewater's Joe Dillenbeck won in three sets at No. 1 over Jacob Haines 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6 in the tiebreaker). Nathaniel Horner took a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 over Shane Berry and Freddie Roberts defeated Alek Hein 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5. The Eagles also had a tie at No. 8 where the Eagles Robert Williard and Macon's Bryce Rolicher played to an 8-8 draw.
Bridgewater won the top two doubles flights against the Yellow Jackets. Dillenbeck and Josh Rodgers took an 8-2 win at No. 1 while Horner and Roberts won by the same score at No. 2.
The Eagles won five of six singles matches contested against Virginia Wesleyan. Dillenbeck defeated Paul Gladstone in three sets 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8) and Rodgers bested Mitch Perry at No. 2 6-0, 7-6. Horner outlasted Joe Holloway in three sets at the No. 4 slot 6-7, 6-0, 1-0 (10-3) while Roberts stopped Andreas Combos 6-3, 7-6 at No. 5. BC's Kris Stokes coasted to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 6.
Bridgewater took two of the three doubles matches against the Marlins. Dillenbeck and Rodgers blanked Perry and Holloway 8-0 at No. 1 doubles while Emmett Johnson and Stokes won their match at No. 3 doubles, 8-2.
The Eagles managed just one win in nine singles matches against Washington College. Rodgers picked up the win at No. 2, winning in three sets 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-2). Washington College swept the four doubles matches play against the Eagles.