Atlanta, Ga. - The N.C. Wesleyan men's tennis team has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 5-0 shutout of Thomas More College. The Bishops will now face 2nd-ranked Emory University on Saturday at 10:00am.
NCWC surrendered just four games in doubles play, led by an 8-1 win by the top-seeded duo of Sebastian Sikh and Ioannis Brokakis (pictured). David Appelqvist and Richard Gende proceeded to seal the match with a pair of straight-set victories at #4 and #6 singles, respectively. Once the match was clinched, the three remaining singles tilts were suspended with Wesleyan up a set in each.
Saturday's match versus the host Eagles will mark the 7th meeting between the two squads in postseason play. The Bishops have their work cut out as Emory currently boasts a 6-0 mark against them in tournament action.
To view live stats from the match, please visit: http://www.emoryathletics.com/sports/mten/2016-17/xlive.htm.