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Railsplitters Advance To Finals Of 2013 Food Lion SAC Championship With 5-3 Win Over Anderson

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ROCK HILL, SC -- For the second-consecutive season, the Lincoln Memorial University men's tennis team earned a spot in the championship match of the 2013 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship, as the Railsplitters knocked off the top-seeded Trojans of Anderson University, 5-3, on Friday in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

With the victory, the Railsplitters (13-5) are set to take on the No. 3 Wingate University for the 2013 Food Lion SAC Championship at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20th back at the Rock Hill Tennis Complex. The Railsplitters and Bulldogs played for the tournament championship last season with Wingate taking a 5-1 win. In the two teams' previous matchup this season, the Bulldogs took a narrow 5-4 victory in Harrogate, Tennessee.

The Railsplitters got out to a quick start in today's semifinal match, as they captured two of the three points available in doubles play. Philipp Hoffmann and Alexey Minevskiy set the tone by cruising to an 8-3 win over Abdoulaye Camara and Jerome Branker at the No. 1 position by an 8-3 score. Will Sparks and Marcelo Alvim followed in their footsteprs with an 8-3 triumph over Krystof Gulbinovic and Paul Calhoun at No. 2 doubles.

The lone point in doubles for the Trojans came at the No. 3 spot, as Gabriel Martins and Guilherme Rocha were dropped, 8-3, by Daniel Gonzelez and Inaki Iriberry.

Senior Philipp Hoffmann put LMU back on the board with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 win over Camara at No. 1 singles.

The Trojans cut to within one after the No. 2 singles match, as Gulbinovic edged Will Sparks, 7-5, 6-1, to make it 3-2 in favor of the Railsplitters.

After dropping the first set 6-1, Gabriel Martins rallied off 6-4 and 6-3 set victories to defeat Calhoun at No. 5 singles to give LMU a 4-2 advantage.

Following a heartbreaking loss for Alexey Minevskiy at No. 4 singles, Marcelo Alvim put the finishing touches on the Trojans by battling for a 6-1, 6-7, 7-6 win over Gonzelez at No. 3 singles.

For the second-straight season, the Railsplitters used a victory over Anderson to advance into the final match of the SAC Championship. The Railsplitters and Bulldogs are set to duke it out again for the 2013 SAC Championship at Noon on Saturday.

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April 1
M. Tennis vs. Brevard 8-1
W. Tennis vs. Brevard 7-2
Softball vs. Carson-Newman 4-0
Baseball vs. Shorter 13-8
Softball vs. Carson-Newman 5-9
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April 4
M. Tennis vs. @Wingate 2-5
W. Tennis vs. @Wingate 2-5
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April 5
Softball vs. @#18 Lenoir-Rhyne 0-2
M. Tennis vs. Carson-Newman 6-3
W. Tennis vs. Carson-Newman 6-3
Baseball vs. Coker 6-5
Softball vs. @#18 Lenoir-Rhyne 3-1
Baseball vs. Coker 4-6
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April 6
Baseball vs. Coker  7-3
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April 7
M. Golf vs. Tennessee River Rumble 4th
W. Golf vs. Agnes McAmis Memorial 10th
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April 8
M. Golf vs. Tennessee River Rumble 4th
W. Golf vs. Agnes McAmis Memorial 10th
W. Tennis vs. @Queens 3-6
M. Tennis vs. @Queens 2-7
Baseball vs. @Kentucky State 14-7
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April 9
Baseball vs. @UVa-Wise 13-1
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April 10
Softball vs. @Brevard 2-3
Softball vs. @Brevard 4-5
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April 11
W. Tennis vs. @Mars Hill 4-5
M. Tennis vs. @Mars Hill 7-2
Baseball vs. Anderson 5-13
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April 12
Baseball vs. Anderson 8-6
Softball vs. Catawba 1-6
Softball vs. Catawba 10-5
Baseball vs. Anderson 13-15
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April 13
M. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 4th
W. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 8th
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April 14
M. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 4th
W. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 8th
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April 15
M. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 4th
W. Golf vs. Food Lion SAC Championship 8th
Baseball vs. King Canceled
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April 16
Softball vs. @Mars Hill 3-0
Softball vs. @Mars Hill 5-4
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April 18
Baseball vs. @Wingate 8-15
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April 19
Softball vs. @Wingate Canceled
Softball vs. @Wingate Canceled
Baseball vs. @Wingate (DH) Canceled
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April 24
Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament
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April 25
Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament
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April 26
Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament
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April 27
Baseball vs. Food Lion SAC Tournament
Softball vs. Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament
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