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April 19, 2013

Bobcats Outlast Senators, 5-4

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – In a tightly contested match and the longest one of the day, West Virginia Wesleyan was pushed by Davis & Elkins, but advanced to the semifinals with a 5-4 victory.

The Bobcats earned a 2-1 lead after doubles play. Javier Yim Kim and Eduard Gusevs teamed up for an 8-3 victory at the No. 2 position while Nathan Savil and Douglas Oliveira posted an 8-4 win at the No. 3 spot. The Senators got on the board with an 8-4 victory at the No. 1 slot as Charles Brunel and Simon Meriau notched the win.

WVWC held a 3-1 margin after Yim Kim tallied a 6-4, 6-2 victory at the top singles position. However, the Senators battled back to tie it at three. Meriau pulled D&E within one with a 6-3, 6-4 win at the No. 2 spot. Agustin Ochoa's 6-4, 6-1 victory at the No. 3 slot tied the contest.

The Bobcats took a 4-3 lead when Andre Fernandes notched a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the No. 6 position. The Senators' Alain Bailey tied it at four with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory at the No. 5 position. Aitor Reparaz clinched the match for WVWC with a 6-1, 6-2 win.

Doubles:
No. 1 Charles Brunel/Simon Meriau (D&E) def. Aitor Reparaz/Joel Izquierdo 8-4
No. 2 Javier Yim Kim/Eduard Gusevs (WVWC) def. William Hill/Guilhermo Hubsch 8-3
No. 3 Nathan Savil/Douglas Oliveira (WVWC) def. Agustin Ochoa/Alain Bailey 8-4

Singles:
No. 1 Yim Kim (WVWC) def. Brunel 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 Mariau (D&E) def. Gusevs 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 Ochoa (D&E) def. Oliveira 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 Reparaz (WVWC) def. Hill 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Bailey (D&E) def. Savil 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
No. 6 Andre Fernandes (WVWC) def. Hubsch 6-1, 6-0