Tennis ‘Cats shutout Yellow Jackets, 7-0


INSTITUTE – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's tennis team was back in action Wednesday with the homestanding West Virginia State Yellow Jackets in Mountain East Conference action.

The men did not drop a set on the day, leading to a convincing 7-0 victory.

The Bobcats set the tone for the day in doubles, dropping only two games over the three matches.

At No.1, Taylor Papworth and Harry Simaioforidis defeated their opposition by a final score of 6-2.

The No.2 duo of Camillo Salvi and Anthony McIntosh had no problem against their Yellow Jacket pairing dispatching them for a 6-0 win.

The victory sealed the doubles point for WVWC to give them the 1-0 lead heading into singles.

In singles play Wesleyan did not drop a game in No. 3-6 during the first set.

Taylor Papworth, Camillo Salvi, Anthony McIntosh, and Haruki IIzuka were all a part of the impressive feat.

Papworth, Salvi, and IIzuka would repeat their performance from the first set in the following set to give them straight set victories and clinch the match for the Bobcats.

The 'Cats continued to take care of business winning the three final singles matches to round out the scoring on evening.

The win improved the Bobcats to 2-3 heading into Friday’s home contest with Davis & Elkins.

Wesleyan will return to action today traveling to Bluefield State for a 3 p.m. contest.

The ‘Cats will return the favor to the Senators going to Elkins on Monday for a MEC clash starting at 3 p.m.

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