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Men's Tennis Handles Stevens, 5-0, in NCAA Second Round

Men's Tennis Handles Stevens, 5-0, in NCAA Second Round

The Emory University men's tennis team is headed to another regional final after taking care of business against Stevens Institute of Technology Saturday morning at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

The Eagles handled the Ducks by a 5-0 count to advance to Sunday's regional final where they will face either Sewanee or the host Generals starting at 10:00 AM. This marks the 34th consecutive season in which Emory has won at least one match in the NCAA tournament.

The doubles portion of Saturday's match lasted just over an hour with the Eagles victorious on all three courts. At the second position, senior Nolan Shah and sophomore Dean Kamenev won their team-leading 23rd match of the season as they opened the contest with an 8-3 verdict. At the third position, graduate student Justin Waldman and freshman Christian Liew put together an 8-6 win to move Emory ahead 2-0.

The top doubles match saw seniors Ryan Glanville and Brandon Cohen pushed to a tiebreak but the senior duo came out on top, winning 8-7 (8), to finish off the sweep.

For singles, Liew and Kamenev finished just minutes apart to give the clinching points to the Eagles. At the fifth position, Liew came out on top 6-3, 6-1 before Kamenev notched the match clincher with his 6-1, 6-1 decision on the No. 1 line.

When the match concluded, the Eagles held leads at the fourth and sixth spots with Waldman in front 6-0, 5-2 and junior Emilio Van Cotthem ahead 6-4, 4-0.

On court three, Glanville was in a bout as he trailed his opponent 6-7 (4), 0-1 and on court two, Shah was knotted at 6-6 in the first set.

The Eagles will look to advance to the national quarterfinals for the 32nd straight season when the regional final begins on Sunday.