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Men’s tennis on winning streak

The men’s tennis team has won five matches in a row to sit in fourth place in the ODAC.  On April 8, junior Joe Horne was named the ODAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for his performance the past week. He won all eight of his singles and doubles matches in the week. The Quakers’ five straight wins have a combined score of 36-9. Guilford rolled past Randolph College, the University of Lynchburg and Roanoke College but barely squeezed past Randolph-Macon College and Bridgewater College. The Quakers had 5-4 victories over Bridgewater and Randolph-Macon. Horne had a three-set victory at third singles to clinch the victory over Randolph-Macon. He lost the first set 7-5 but won the next sets 6-1 and 6-0. Against Bridgewater, Horne won another three-set victory to put Guilford ahead. The 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 victory over Bridgewater’s Freddie Roberts put Guilford up 5-4 in the match. The men’s team concludes its season with two ODAC matches against Emory & Henry College and Hampden-Sydney College.

The women’s tennis team has struggled over the ODAC play, as they remain winless in the conference. The team has a 0-10 record in conference play with two ODAC matches remaining. The team has been focusing on improving the team for next year under head coach Kim Kleimeier.

It’s two wins on the season have come over Mary Baldwin University and William Peace University.

The team has only two seniors on the roster and will return eight payers as well as multiple incoming first-years that Kleimeier has recruited.

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