Guilford Blanks Virginia Wesleyan, 9-0

Marc Cheong

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Guilford College won its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) match of the season Saturday, 9-0, at Virginia Wesleyan College.

Sophomore Tyler Mercier defeated Brian Luke, 6-2, 6-1, at first singles and teamed with Clayton Hamilton for an 8-3 win over Luke and Ryan Sadinski at first doubles.

Freshman Turner Votipka yielded only three points on the day. He won over the Marlins' Steven Bond at second singles, 6-2, 6-1, and teamed with classmate Colin Rapp for an 8-0 win over Donnie Greathouse and Jamie Griffin.

The Quakers host Maryville (Tenn.) College Sunday at 2:30 p.m.