Men's Tennis Semifinals Roundup
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 04/21/2018
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ETSU advanced to its fourth straight consecutive year
Courtesy: Southern Conference

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Tournament Central

No. 1 ETSU 4, No. 5 Samford 0

No. 3 Furman 4, No. 2 Mercer 1


- With a 4-0 win over Samford, ETSU has advanced to the championship match for the fourth consecutive year. The Bucs are seeking their fourth straight tournament championship, a feat that has not been accomplished in the conference since Chattanooga won eight straight titles from 1978-1985.  ETSU won its quarterfinal and semifinal match, 4-0.

- Furman avenged a 4-3 loss to Mercer in last year’s semifinals with a 4-1 win over the Bears on Saturday. The Paladins are playing in their fourth championship match in the last five years.  Mercer also defeated the Paladins (4-3) during the 2018 regular season.

- ETSU and Furman will meet in the championship match for the fifth time after playing each other in 2001, 2002, 2015 and 2016. The Bucs hold a 3-1 advantage in championship match meetings.

- ETSU took the regular season match 5-2 over the Paladins in Greenville, S.C., but Furman holds the advantage in the overall series with a 21-17 record.

- Furman is seeking its first tournament title since the 2009 season and its 15th overall.  ETSU currently ranks third all-time with 10 tournament crowns.  Chattanooga is the only other SoCon men’s program with at least ten tournament wins, as the Mocs have won 12 tournament titles.

-Should ETSU win on Sunday, it would be the fifth straight year that the regular season champion has also won the tournament.

- Sunday's championship will be played indoors at McCallie School due to rain.

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