VIENNA, W.Va.– West Virginia Wesleyan tennis teams took on the Salem Tigers on Friday at the Greenmont Racquet Club. Both teams came out victorious, with the women winning 5-2 and the men edging out a 4-3 victory.
In the women’s match, WVWC took the doubles point, winning battles at No.2 and 3. Rebecca Osborne and Molly Hull took the deciding point to give the Orange & Black a 1-0 lead. In singles, Salem got their only points on the contest from victories at No. 1 and 2 but could not muster anything else. WVWC swept the rest of the singles matches with wins from Alanis Alvarez, Cayley Symons, Osborne and Hull.
In the men’s contest, the ‘Cats took the doubles point with decisive wins at No.1 and 2. Camillo Salvi and Khiro Karasawa won 6-4, and Taylor Papworth and Carlos Garces Granero won 6-1.
Papworth would win his singles matchup (7-6, 6-3) to give the cats a 2-0 advantage. After Karasawa would put away his opponent at no.3 with a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win, The Tigers would storm back and tie up the match with three consecutive singles victories. Finally, Garces Granero would take the deciding point at no.6, winning 6-4, 6-2, and giving the Bobcats the victory.
The Orange & Black take on Salem again on Friday (Mar. 4) in the team’s home opener.