Tennis ‘Cats defeat Davis & Elkins, 6-1

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan men's tennis team was back in action at home on Friday against Davis & Elkins. The men took the match by a final score of 6-1.

WVWC had full control of the doubles matches winning all three on the way to a quick 1-0 lead over the Senators.

Taylor Papworth and Harry Simaioforidis continued their domination in doubles winning another match at No. 1. The duo took down their opponent 6-1.

At No. 2 Camillo Salvi and Anthony McIntosh dispatched their counterpart, 6-2 to clinch the doubles point for WVWC.

Carlos Dodero Fernandez and Haruki IIzuka won their match 6-3 to complete the sweep for Wesleyan.

"Our doubles was sharp today," head coach Jay Evans said. "We kept the momentum going into singles. I'm really happy with how we competed today."

In singles action, Dodero Fernandez led the way, swiftly taking down his opponent 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 to put WVWC up 2-0 on the afternoon.

Papworth found himself in a tough contest at No. 3. After winning 6-2 in the first set, he dropped the second set, 6-4 to force a third set. Papworth was not phased at all during the set and stormed his way back for a 6-0 win as Wesleyan led 3-0.

After a tough three-set loss at No. 2, Camillo Salvi picked up his teammate by winning in straight sets at No.4. Salvi won 6-4, 6-2 to clinch the match for the Bobcats and give them the 4-1 lead.

At No. 5 Anthony McIntosh beat Kyle Hawthorne by a decision of 6-2, 6-0 and at No. 6 Haruki IIzuka beat Jacob Bowman 6-0, 6-1 to finish out the scoring for WVWC.

The men’s team evened their record at 3-3

They were slated to visit Bluefield State on Saturday and then Davis & Elkins on Monday.

They will return to action today hosting Frostburg State at 3 p.m.



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