Central, S.C. – Southern Wesleyan wins first Conference Carolinas match of the season against the North Greenville University Crusaders in a final of 7-2.
Final: Southern Wesleyan 7, North Greenville 2
Records: Southern Wesleyan (4-7 / CC 1-2), North Greenville (3-9 / CC 1-3)
Coach Jernigan Says…
"Great day for the men's team with big win over North Greenville today. Coming into today's match we felt we could compete with them and utilize our strengths. From the beginning we came out aggressive and fired up. We swept doubles which fed our confidence going into singles play. Keegan Barkley got his point up early and then Urs Widow clinched the match pretty soon after that. I am very happy for the guys. They have been working so hard and do everything I ask of them, so it's great for them to reap the benefits of all that hard work."
How It Happened
The Warriors swept in doubles action taking all three individual sets. Keegan Barkley and Stan Grzeslo took the first match 8-7(2). They were followed by an 8-7(8) win by Camilo Sandoval and Daniel Bolivar, and an 8-7(6) win by Urs Widow and Harry Reed.
Southern Wesleyan took four of the six singles matches of the afternoon. Keegan Barkley took the first match winning both of his sets 6-4 and 6-2 to start the Warriors off strong in singles action. He was followed by Urs Widow, Keegan Barkley and Jacob Chesney. Grzeslo won his sets 5-7, 6-1 and 1-0(2). Widow took his sets 6-2 and 6-4 to clinch the win for the Warriors. Chesney took his sets 7-5, 6-7(4), 1-0(6).
Southern Wesleyan will remain at home on March 17 to take on the Limestone Saints. They will then travel on March 24 and 25 to take on the Lees-McRae Bobcats and the King Tornado.