Netters Top Sewanee, Advance to SCAC Semifinals

Netters Top Sewanee, Advance to SCAC Semifinals

For the second straight year the Oglethorpe men's tennis team topped Sewanee in the quarterfinals of the SCAC Tournament to advance to Saturday's semifinal round. This year, the Petrels topped the Tigers 8-1 to set up a rematch of last season's semifinal bout against Trinity University.

Oglethorpe managed to win all three doubles points in close, hard fought matches. The No. 1 combo of Felix Mann-Ross Beall survived 9-8 in a tiebreak and the No. 2 team of Alex Biffle-Rajiv Dinakaran won 8-6. At No. 3, the duo of Ethan Motz-Bryan Bailey claimed another narrow 9-7 win.

The Petrels won 5 of the 6 singles matches to close out the huge win. Bailey clinched the match at No. 4 while Sandy Christoffersen was the only Petrel to go down in defeat. Complete match results are included below.

The win pushes Oglethorpe into the semis and guarantees no worse than a second consecutive fourth place finish in one of the toughest tennis conferences in the country. To advance to the school's first championship match, the Petrels will have to top one of the finest programs in the country in Trinity. Saturday's semifinal match is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Eastern. Check back to for updating results.

 #1 Singles  Felix Mann  Jay Hill  Oglethorpe University  7-5,6-2
 #2 Singles  Alex Biffle  Grant Hopkins  Oglethorpe University  6-2, 6-1
 #3 Singles  Ethan Motz  Levi Joy  Oglethorpe University  6-3, 7-5
 #4 Singles  Bryan Bailey  Phillip Kuntz  Oglethorpe University  6-3, 6-4
 #5 Singles  Sandy Christoffersen  Will Holloway  Univ. of the South  6-3, 6-1
 #6 Singles  Rajiv Dinakaran  Oliver Crawford  Oglethorpe University  6-4, 3-6, 10-1
 #1 Doubles  Ross Beall
 Felix Mann
 Jay Hill
 Levi Joy
 Oglethorpe University  9-8 (1)
 #2 Doubles  Alex Biffle
 Rajiv Dinakaran
 Phillip Kuntz
 Will Holloway
 Oglethorpe University  8-6
 #3 Doubles  Ethan Motz
 Bryan Bailey
 Grant Hopkins
 Oliver Crawford
 Oglethorpe University  9-7