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Austin Colliver and Josh Clay took an 8-1 doubles win Tuesday. Photo by Richard Davis
Austin Colliver and Josh Clay took an 8-1 doubles win Tuesday. Photo by Richard Davis
Men's Tennis - Wed, Apr. 20, 2016

Georgetown College men's tennis helped salute their seniors Tuesday evening with a 5-4 win over NCAA Division II Cedarville University. The evening started out with a ceremony for Josh Clay and Austin Colliver.

The two together destroyed it in doubles, pairing up for the first time ever. Then the entire match came down to a singles point on Clay's court.

"It was a thrilling end," said coach Michael Cunningham. "We put ourselves in very good position after doubles, taking all three courts for only the second time this season. However, we knew Cedarville was a good team and hard to beat."

The Yellow Jackets are 13-8 overall this season and came in having won three of their past five matches.

Georgetown held a slight 4-3 lead with Ryo Takeda still playing at the one singles spot and Clay at the six.

The senior fell behind with a first set loss 6-2; however, quickly recovered for a 6-2 win. The decisive third set was all Clay, grabbing a 4-0 advantage and breaking serve to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.

"Josh has been in this situation a dozen times over the past four years," Cunningham said. "Today is one that went his way. He won't ever forget it."

Takeda fell 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to give the visitor's their last point, but the celebration was not dampened.

Cole McCreary helped to put the Tigers one point from a win with a swift victory over Josh Clark in three singles. The freshman won 6-0, 6-4.

It was also a clean sweep at doubles as Clay and Colliver won 8-1. Takeda and McCreary won 8-4. Tristan Nosek and Ryan Simms won 8-5.

Colliver battled in his singles match, but never gained a lead losing 7-6, 6-4.

Georgetown returns to action 10 am EST Saturday against University of Pikeville in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.

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