HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-Fourth-seeded Charleston and West Virginia Wesleyan, the number two seed, will vie for the 2017 MEC Men's Tennis Championship after earning wins in semifinal play on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles upset top-seeded West Liberty 5-3 with the Bobcats earning a 5-2 win over third seed Fairmont State.
In the first semifinal match of the day, Charleston captured the momentum early. The Golden Eagles swept the Hilltoppers in doubles play, with all three matches being closely contested.
West Liberty rallied; earning wins in No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 singles, but victories from Alek Gracin and Jamie Gibson in No. 3 and No. 5 singles propelled Charleston to the 5-3 win. (Match Results)
West Virginia Wesleyan picked up victories in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles play to take a 2-1 lead heading into doubles action in Saturday's second semifinal.
Fairmont State earned a win in No. 1 singles play to knot the score before Ramon Rodriguez, Jacobo Rendon, and Alexander Lyudinovskiy toppled their opponents in No. 3, No. 5, and No. 4 singles action to secure the 5-2 victory. (Match Results)
Charleston and West Virginia Wesleyan will square off on Sunday in the MEC Championship match. First serve is slated for 11 a.m. at the Briand David Fox Tennis Complex.
Story courtesy of MEC
File photograph is Nathan Sabate