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Rocky Mount, NC - The North Carolina Wesleyan men's and women's tennis teams split a Sunday afternoon doubleheader with Virginia Wesleyan by 5-0 and 5-1 scores, respectively. The matches were played at the indoor courts of Ford's Colony Rocky Mount due to inclement weather. The shutout preserves a perfect season thusfar for NCWC's men, who downed D-II Barton College by an 8-1 score earlier in the week and are now 5-0 overall. The Bishop women currently stand at 1-3 on the season.
On Sunday versus VWC, the Bishop men swept doubles play en route to a quick 3-0 advantage. Davit Minasyan/Marcelo Prata downed Lee Cebula/Steven Wright at the #1 seed by a an 8-3 score, while Anton Filonov/Ilpo Kautonen teamed to defeat the Marlin tandem of Sal Saranti/Luke Blum 8-1 at the two seed. Dominic Forsdike/Brandon Coleman were 8-0 winners at the third slot.
In singles play, Evgeniy Bukatin and Artem Alexandrov won at #1 and #2 singles to clinch the match.
On the women's side, NCWC's lone point came at #3 doubles in a default win.
Previously on Tuesday, the Bishops stunned the Bulldogs in an 8-1 performance. The Bulldogs' only win came in a tight 9-7 decision at #1 doubles. NCWC went on to sweep singles play.
The Bishop women open up USA South play at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon at Meredith College, while both Wesleyan's men and women will be in action on Saturday when they travel to Shenandoah University for a 1:00 p.m. match-up with the Hornets.