ASHLAND, Va. – The men's tennis team kicked off its 2017-2018 campaign with the 2nd Annual Randolph-Macon Men's Fall Invitational over the weekend. Bridgewater, Virginia Wesleyan and Washington College (Md.) traveled to Ashland to compete with the Yellow Jackets, just two weeks before the Division III ITA Regional at Mary Washington.
In individual play, junior Shane Berry (Midlothian, Va./James River) went 1-1, beating his opponent from Va. Wesleyan. Berry also won his doubles effort with freshman Eric Molten against their Marlin opponent from the #3 slot.
The #1 doubles team of sophomore Grant Sarverv (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) and senior Baxter Carter (Richmond, Va./St. Christophers) also won two of their three matches, beating the Va. Wesleyan and Bridgewater College doubles #1 teams.
Molten also played in the #2 doubles grouping with partner sophomore Jacob Haines (Springfield, Va./West Springfield). The duo won their match against the Washington College foe.
The Yellow Jackets will play again at the ITA Regional Championships at the end of the month, Saturday, September 30-Monday, October 2 in Fredericksburg on the campus of Mary Washington.
The women's team will be in action this coming weekend for their edition of the Randolph-Macon Fall Invitational.