FOREST, Va. – By virtue of finishing third during the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference regular season, the Emory & Henry College Men's Tennis Team has earned the #3 seed for the 2013 ODAC Tournament.
The Wasps will host their quarterfinal matchup against the Maroons of Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., at the E&H Tennis Courts.
In the regular season meeting between E&H and Roanoke on Wednesday, April 10, the Wasps claimed an 8-1 victory at home, sweeping all three doubles matches and earning wins at No. 2-No. 5 singles.
E&H took a 3-0 lead after the doubles portion of the match. Senior Webster Gilley (Bristol, Tenn.) and freshman James Keighley (Heswall, Mercyside, ENGLAND) picked up an 8-1 victory at the No 2 flight to lead the Wasps.
In singles play, E&H nearly picked up the clean sweep, falling only at the top pairing. Freshman Alex Minasyan (Moscow, RUSSIA) won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Seniors Matt Nelson (Galax, Va.), Adam Henderson (Abingdon, Va.) and Zach Eccher (Madison, Ala.) only dropped one game in their victories and three, four and six, respectively.
The winner of Saturday's quarterfinal matchup will advance to the league semifinals, to be played on Saturday, April 27 on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College. The winner will face the winner of the #2 Bridgewater-#7 Virginia Wesleyan contest.
The other half of the bracket features top-seeded Washington and Lee against Hampden-Sydney and #4 Guilford versus Virginia Wesleyan.
2013 ODAC Men's Tennis Tournament Schedule
Quarterfinals - Saturday, April 20
Match 1: #8 Hampden-Sydney at #1 Washington and Lee – TBA
Match 2: #5 Virginia Wesleyan at #4 Guilford – TBA
Match 3: #6 Roanoke at #3 Emory & Henry – noon
Match 4: #7 Randolph-Macon at #2 Bridgewater – TBA
Semifinals - Saturday, April 27 - Virginia Wesleyan College
Match 5: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2 – 9:00 a.m.
Match 6: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4 – 11:00 a.m.
Championship - Sunday, April 28 - Virginia Wesleyan College
Match 7: Semifinal Winners – 10:00 a.m.