The top two WVIAC men’s tennis programs recorded quarterfinal and semifinal wins Friday afternoon, advancing to the conference championship Saturday.
The Bobcats opened the morning with a quarterfinal match against No. 8 Fairmont State, which defeated WV State Thursday in a first-round contest.
WVWC wasted little time in defeating the Falcons by a 5-0 margin.
After the all-conference awards ceremony, the semifinals began. The Bobcats toppled the Mountain Lions of Concord, the No. 5 seed, by a 5-1 margin. CU earned a spot in the semifinals by knocking off No. 4 West Liberty 5-2.
Bluefield State opened the quarterfinal round with a sweep of Davis & Elkins by a 5-0 score. The team advanced to the semifinals where it faced the University of Charleston. The Golden Eagles earned a spot in the semifinals by downing No. 6 Shepherd 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
The Big Blues were pushed to the brink, but withstood the UC squad to win 5-4. The win avenged a loss in the semifinals a year ago, when UC defeated BSC 5-3.
On April 7, WV Wesleyan downed Bluefield State in Bluefield, by a 5-4 margin.
The championship match will take place at noon on the outdoor courts if the weather permits. If the weather causes the match to be played indoors, it would take place at the Charleston Tennis Club at 1 p.m.