ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Richmond men's tennis team is back to its winning ways.
The top-seeded Spiders jumped out to a hot start in the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship on Friday afternoon, taking down Duquesne in the quarterfinal round, 4-1 at the USTA National Campus.
Jon Quenard and Caleb Troy got things going on the No. 2 doubles court when they quickly downed Duquesne's Tim Kane and Jared Isaacs, 6-3. Jacob Dunbar and Alex Felisa followed suit on court 1, taking a 6-2 win over Adam Blasinsky and Chris Corrao.
The Spiders would not back down with a 1-0 lead, as Canyon Teague made quick work of Isaacs on court 5, 6-2, 6-0. Dunbar then defeated Dimitrios Stavropoulos, 6-1, 6-2, to make it 3-0 in favor of Richmond.
Duquesne would fight hard on the remaining courts, but after a comeback in the first set, Caleb Troy clinched the win with a 7-5, 6-4 defeat of Drew Akins.
With the win, the Spiders advance to the A-10 Semis, where they will face No. 5 Dayton on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.