Tennis ‘Cats blank D&E and Frostburg State


BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s tennis team rolled to a pair of easy wins earlier this week in a road contest on Monday with Davis & Elkins and a home contest with Frostburg State on Tuesday.

The ‘Cats won both contests by 7-0 scores.

In a pair of highly contested doubles matches against Davis & Elkins, Wesleyans top team of Harry Simaioforidis and Taylor Papworth beat Obert Mathew Mulyadi and Alvaro Legoinha 7-6 and the No. 2 duo of Carlos Dodero Fernandez and Haruki Lizuka won 7-6 over Andrew Shand and Johnson.

The closest singles match was at No. 5 as Lizuka beat Jacob Bowman, 6-2, 6-3.

In Tuesday’s action, the men conceded one point to FSU during the doubles portion of the contest while Anthony McIntosh and Camillo Salvi, and  Dodero Fernandez, and Haruki Iizuka thwarted their opponents (6-0).

Simaioforidis and Papworth dropped one game at No. 1 beating their opponent (6-1).

WVWC carried that staunch demeanor into singles action, where they convincingly swept the FSU lineup.

Dodero Fernandez took care of his opponent at No. 1 (6-1, 6-0). The win is Fernandez's fourth consecutive singles victory.

As he's shown all season, Papworth was calm and collected in his match at No. 3. Papworth won the first set by a convincing 6-0. Papworth dropped two games in the second set, but it proved to be a nonfactor as he pulled out the victory winning (6-0, 6-2).

Back at No. 2, Simaioforidis had a similar result winning his match (6-0, 6-1). Simaioforidis's victory clinched the victory for WVWC putting them up 4-0.

Ethan Thomas cracked the lineup today for Wesleyan getting his shot at No. 6. Thomas was deliberate and precise, the entire match dropping only one game in two sets. Thomas finished his opponent by a final of (6-1, 6-0).

Salvi and McIntosh both handled their opponents in straight sets to round out the scoring for WVWC.

Wesleyan (5-4) will return to action today hosting West Liberty at 1 p.m. in their regular season finale.

It will be ‘Senior Day’ for the ‘Cats.

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