Tennis Bobcats Fall to West Liberty, 5-2

Tennis Bobcats Fall to West Liberty, 5-2

WHEELING – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's tennis team came up just short in the highly anticipated Mountain East Conference clash with the West Liberty Hilltoppers today at the Wheeling Park Tennis Bubble.

In the contest between the top two teams in the MEC, the Bobcats dropped a 5-2 decision.

Wesleyan was down by a 2-1 score after doubles action.

The lone doubles win was Andre Fernandes (pictured in front) and Jacobo Rendon (pictured in back) at No. 3 as they won an 8-3 match.

At No. 2 doubles, Ramon Rodriguez and Pedro Nassar came up just short dropping a 9-7 decision.

Timothy Stephens at No. 6 won one of the four completed singles matches for Wesleyan.

He defeated Pablo Cimorra, 6-3, 3-6 (10-8).

"All the matches were competitive today and I could not be disappointed with the individual effort," remarked Wesleyan head coach Marc Walters. "West Liberty played a little bigger at key moments and that's where we have been strong all year.

"Tim had another nice result, and Ramon and Nathan both took advantage of what their opponents were giving them, but in the end they were a little too offensive for us to overcome."

The loss dropped Wesleyan to 12-2 overall and 3-1 in the MEC.

They will return to action this Tuesday for a pair of matches.

They will visit Salem International at 11 a.m. then head up the road and face Fairmont State at 5 p.m.