Martorell Clinches 5-4 ODAC Men's Tennis Win Over Randolph-Macon

Mesa Martorell '18 (Katy Holt '19 photo)
Mesa Martorell '18 (Katy Holt '19 photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mesa Martorell moved up from second to first singles and clinched Guilford College's 5-4 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's tennis match over visiting Randolph-Macon College Saturday on the McMichael Centennial Class Courts. Martorell filled in for missing number-one player Tate Godwin and delivered a 6-3, 6-4 win over the Yellow Jackets' Jacob Haines that decided the outcome.

Guilford took a 2-1 lead after doubles play thanks to Martorell and Jon-Anthony Thomas' 8-6 first-doubles win over Grant Sarver and Baxter Carter. Graham Pearson and Chasen Chacon dispatched of Randolph-Macon's Alex Curnow and Stuart McCroskey at number-two doubles, 8-1. Haines teamed with Pablo Bordas for an 8-6 win at third doubles over the Quakers' Levi Bruff and Mason Church.

Despite also missing third-singles specialist Aaron Smedley, Guilford claimed three of the six singles points to pull out the win. Thomas climbed two spots above his typical flight and downed Randolph-Macon's Carter, 6-2, 6-4. Bruff captured his fourth-singles bout, 6-0, 6-3, over Randolph-Macon's Curnow.

Randolph-Macon's Bordas was the Yellow Jackets' lone two-time winner as he narrowly defeated Mark Wasilewski at sixth singles, 6-4, 6-4. Randolph-Macon drops to 2-2 (1-1 ODAC).

Coach Dave McCain's Quakers (3-3, 1-1 ODAC) host league-rival Shenandoah University Saturday (3/18) at 1:00 p.m.