Bobcats defeat Chowan, but fall to NC Wesleyan and Campbell on Carolina tour


ROCKY MOUNT (NC) - The West Virginia Wesleyan men's tennis team went 1-2 over two days of action in the Carolinas this week.

The ‘Cats lost a 5-4 decision to North Carolina Wesleyan Sunday but rebounded to beat Chowan by a 6-1 score on Monday while falling to Division I Campbell by a 7-0 score.

Against North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday, the Bobcats trailed 2-1 after doubles action but forged ahead 4-3 after individual wins at No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6 seeds.

The Bishops rallied at No. 1 and No. 3 singles, winning both in three sets to finish off the match.

Wesleyan got singles wins from Maycon Santos Dias, Alexander Lyudinovskiy, and Christos Kyrillou, while Santos Dias teamed with Carlos Dodero for a win at No. 1 doubles.

Against Chowan, the Bobcats raced out to a 3-0 advantage after doubles action.

Santos Dias and Dodero won a 6-4 decision at No. 1, Harry Samaioforidis and Kyrillou won a 6-3 decision at No. 2. The Bobcats won by default at No. 3.

In singles action, it took three sets for Lukas Laipold and Santos Dias to win at No. 1 at No. 2 respectively.

Also picking up singles wins were Simaioforidis at No. 4 and Lyudinovkiy at No. 5.

Wesleyan won at No. 6 singles by default.

Wesleyan was blanked by Campbell who is the defending Big South Conference champion.

The Bobcats (1-2) will play again Thursday when they host Lake Superior State at noon in non-conference action.


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