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No. 1 Radford Downs No. 5 Liberty in Semis
Winners of six straight and 12 of their last 13 matches, the two-time defending champion Highlanders advance to their fourth straight Big South Championship with a 19-3 mark. Liberty concludes its campaign 13-10 overall. The Flames' 13 wins are the second most in program history.
Radford took an early 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point. Ivan Salec and Mehdi Benhammou captured the first completed match, an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles over Gregorio Machado and Chad Simpson. Martin Sayer and Zack Watson teamed up to win at No. 1, 8-3, over Clay Cypert and Giancarlo Lemmi to put the doubles point in the Highlanders column.
Radford then opened singles play, by winning at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 5 for its sixth straight match win. Salec defeated Louis Steyn, 6-1, 6-1, at No.2 and Igor Ogrizek defeated Otavio Costa, 6-0, 6-2, in No. 5 singles to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Stefan Bojic sealed the match at No. 3, with a 6-0, 6-4 victory against Lemmi.
No. 1 – Sayer/Watson (RU) def. Cypert/Lemmi (LU), 8-3
No. 2 – Salec/Benhammou (RU) def. Machado/Simpson (LU), 8-3
No. 3 – Bojic/Ogrizek (RU) led Reyes/Steyn (LU), 7-3, unfinished
No. 1 – Martin Sayer (RU) led Clay Cypert (LU), 6-2, 5-5, unfinished
No. 2 – Ivan Salec (RU) def. Louis Steyn (LU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 – Stefan Bojic (RU) def. Giancarlo Lemmi (LU), 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 – Chad Simpson (LU) led Mehdi Benhammou (RU), 7-6 (7-5), 2-1, unfinished
No. 5 – Igor Ogrizek (RU) def. Otavio Costa (LU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 – Zack Watson (RU) led Juan Reyes (LU), 7-5, 2-2, unfinished