Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 13, 2013

BSC tennis wins two

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — The Bluefield State men’s tennis team added two more Atlantic Region wins Saturday afternoon as they defeated Bloomsburg University 5-0 and Kutztown 5-1.

With the wins, the Big Blues improved to 16-2 on the season while the Huskies fell to 0-10 and the Golden Bears dropped to 8-6.

In the match against Bloomsburg, Bluefield State swept the doubles matches. Guatam Sreeram and Conner Pickering were first to finish as they won the No. 3 doubles match 8-0 followed by an 8-2 win by Vlad Catlan and Niklass Sparr in the No. 2 doubles match. Pitor Kruk and Jacob Carey completed the sweep with an 8-5 win in the No. 1 doubles match.

Against Kutztown, the Big Blues held a 2-1 advantage after the doubles competition. Vishewsh Sinha and Shikhar Kapur won in the No. 2 doubles match 8-4 and Catlan and Sparr battled to a 9-7 win in the No. 3 doubles match. The Golden Bears lone win came in the No. 1 doubles competition as Kruk and Carey were downed 8-4.

The Big Blues don’t have much time off as they return to conference action tomorrow afternoon for the regular season finale, a 4 p.m. match against Fairmont State.

Bluefield State is No. 1 in the Atlantic Region and will host the regional tournament at Bluefield City Courts the last weekend in April.

Lions sweep Senators

ELKINS — The Concord University baseball team persevered for a 4-3 win in 10 innings over Davis & Elkins to begin the day, before running away with a 15-2 victory in game two to secure two critical WVIAC South Division wins Saturday.

The victories improve Concord's record to 23-15 overall and to 18-6 in the WVIAC. Concord and Davis & Elkins entered the day ranked second and third, respectively, in the WVIAC South Division.

Shepherd sweeps Concord

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Concord University softball team lost a pair of close games Saturday afternoon at Shepherd. The Mountain Lions lost 6-5 in game one after a seventh inning two-run home run by Shepherd. CU led early in game two, but Shepherd (17-19, 8-4) rallied for a 6-4 win to earn the sweep.

Concord (16-23, 4-10 ) was led on the day by Becca Gleason  who went 4-for-8 with two runs, two RBIs and one stolen base.

Concord will look to rebound from Saturday's losses as they travel to Seton Hill today for a doubleheader.