No. 1 Radford Tops No. 4 Campbell to Advance to the Championship


ASHEVILLE, N.C. ( - After earning a hard-fought point in doubles competition, the No. 1 seed Radford took the third, fourth and sixth flights to earn a 4-0 victory over the No. 4 seed Campbell on Friday morning at Asheville Racquet Club Downtown.  The Highlanders advance to the championship match of the 2012 Big South Conference Men's Tennis Championship.

With the win, Radford improves to 19-5 on the year while the Camels finish the season 11-11.

All three doubles matches went to tiebreak before the Highlanders were able to break through at the two and three doubles to go up 1-0 heading into singles competition.

Radford's Stijn Meulemans earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Campbell's David Clavera in No. 3 singles, Thomas Dehaen won a 6-4, 6-0 decision against Steven Billington and Patrick O'Keefe earned a 6-3, 6-2 win over August Iwdal to give the Highlanders the 4-0 victory.

The Highlanders will face the winner of the match between Presbyterian College and Coastal Carolina in the championship match on Saturday, April 21 at 1:00pm.

Radford 4, Campbell 0

Singles competition
1. Sayer, Nicholas (RADFORD) vs. ROSSIGNON, Adrien (CAMM) 3-6, 6-2, unfinished
2. Ogrizek, Igor (RADFORD) vs. GUILLEN, Fernando (CAMM) 3-6, 2-5, unfinished
3. Meulemans, Stijn (RADFORD) def. CLAVERA, David (CAMM) 6-4, 6-1
4. Dehaen, Thomas (RADFORD) def. BILLINGTON, Steven (CAMM) 6-4, 6-0
5. Mills, Joe (RADFORD) vs. BARO, Josep (CAMM) 7-5, 3-1, unfinished
6. O'Keefe, Patrick (RADFORD) def. AUGUST, Iwdal (CAMM) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. BARO, Josep/ROSSIGNON, Adrien (CAMM) vs. Sayer, Nicholas/Dehaen, Thomas (RADFORD) no result
2. Meulemans, Stijn/Ogrizek, Igor (RADFORD) def. GUILLEN, Fernando/CLAVERA, David (CAMM) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Mills, Joe/O'Keefe, Patrick (RADFORD) def. BILLINGTON, Steven/AUGUST, Iwdal (CAMM) 9-8 (7-2)