BRISTOL, Tenn. - Fourth-seeded Emory & Henry College (15-6) advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Tournament with a, 5-2, victory over #5 Randolph-Macon College (8-8) Sunday afternoon at the Country Club of Bristol.
With the win, the Wasps are now set to face the top-seeded and 19th-ranked Generals of Washington and Lee University. The match will take place on the campus of Randolph-Macon on Saturday, April 28.
Emory & Henry got out to a 2-1 lead after the doubles portion of the match. E&H juniors Adam Henderson (Abingdon, Va.) and Matt Nelson (Galax, Va.) clamed an 8-5 win at number one doubles over Mederick Ceril (FRANCE) and Chandler Weston (Wayne, N.J.) while Wasp seniors Chip Wintringham (Burlington, N.C.) and Mike Young (Lawrenceville, Ga.) won by an 8-1 score over Ira Usry (Columbia, S.C.) and Connor Hoerr (Virginia Beach, Va.) at the second doubles flight.
The Wasps picked up three wins in singles play to complete the match win. Wintringham blanked Weston (6-0, 6-0) at number two singles while Young won (6-2, 6-4) over Usry at the fourth pairing. Henderson won by retirement in the first set after Hoerr had an injury and could not continue.
The Yellow Jackets got their other point at number one singles as Ceril defeated Nelson (6-4, 6-2).
The fifth and sixth singles flights were left unfinished due to the match reaching a decision befor their completion.