Lees-McRae Advances to Finals with 5-3 Win Over Barton

SUMTER, S.C. - The No. 1 seed Lees-McRae College Bobcats advance to the finals with a 5-3 win over No. 5 seed Barton College Bulldogs in the Conference Carolinas Men's Tennis Tournament Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats went down 2-1 after doubles but rallied back to win four singles matches to earn the win. Travis VanHoy and Shaun Sumner won the only Bobcat point in doubles with an 8-3 victory.

In singles, Alek Mojski won his match at number two with a 6-2, 6-3 win, and Sumner followed with a 6-0, 7-5 win at number three.

Lees-McRae earned their final two points from Tyler Grove with his 6-1, 6-2 win at number five and from Steve Karendal with his 6-2, 6-1 win at number six.

The Bobcats will advance to play No. 2 seed Anderson Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. for the tournament title. The Bobcats are looking to take both the regular season title and the tournament title in the 2009 season.