NEWBERRY, SC Ė Second-seeded Tusculum advanced to the semifinals of the 2003 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Menís Tennis Tournament with a 5-1 win over Newberry at Cannon Courts. The Pioneers held a 2-1 lead after doubles and got singles wins from Roberto Robles, Ben Leahy and Alejandro Rojas to take the win. Newberry got a point at #3 doubles in a win by Jesus Sucre and Kaushik Sridhar.
Tusculum improves to 11-7 and will face the winner of the Catawba/Mars Hill first round match-up in Fridayís 5 p.m. semifinal. Newberry ends its season at 1-12.
MENíS MATCH RESULTS
#2 Tusculum 5, #7 Newberry 1
#1 Roberto Robles (T) d. Toby Rawlings 6-1, 6-0
#2 Johnathon Dunstan (T) vs. Jim Gilliam (N) DNF
#3 Jesse Puckerin (T) vs. Rob Hindall (N) DNF
#4 Ben Leahy (T) d. Oliver Elston 6-1, 6-0
#5 Alejandro Rojas (T) d. Jesus Sucre 6-1, 6-0
#6 Miguel Lares (T) vs. Kaushik Sridhar (N) DNF
#1 Dunstan/Puckerin (T) d. Rawlings/Gilliam 8-3
#2 Robles/Leahy (T) d. Hindall/Elston 8-2
#3 Sucre/Sridhar (N) d. Rojas/Lares 8-3
RECORDS: Tusculum 11-7; Newberry 1-12.