Quakers Blank Roanoke in Men's Tennis, 9-0

Graham Pearson '18 (Photo by Ava Nadel '17)
Graham Pearson '18 (Photo by Ava Nadel '17)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College's men's tennis team stayed perfect in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play Tuesday with a 9-0 win over visiting Roanoke College on the McMichael Centennial Class Courts.

The Quakers (9-3, 6-0 ODAC) have won seven of their last eight matches headed into a Friday (4/20) showdown at home with league-leader Washington and Lee University.

Guilford made quick work of the shorthanded Maroons (1-11, 1-6 ODAC), who dressed just five student-athletes. The Quakers' top-doubles tandem of Tate Godwin and Graham Pearson pulled out a 9-8 win over Roanoke's Jose Alvarado and Grayson White thanks to a 7-2 decision in the pro-set tiebreaker. Elijah Gregory and reigning ODAC Player of the Week Mason Robb dispatched of the Maroons' Jack Doriss and Jack Fishwick, 8-2, at second doubles. Roanoke did not field a third-doubles unit.

Roanoke conceded the sixth-singles point and Guilford won the remaining matches in straight sets. Godwin took out Alvarado at first singles, 6-2, 6-3. Robb's 6-4, 6-3 second-singles win over Fishwick proved the closest of the five singles bouts. Gregory and Pearson were also two-time winners for the Quakers.

Coach Dave McCain's Quakers host Washington and Lee Friday at 1:00 p.m.