ATLAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Southwest Baptist has advanced to the NCAA championships quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory versus Bluefield State late Wednesday evening. With the victory, the Bearcats now move to 13-9 on the season.
SBU opened up play by taking two of three doubles matches, with the doubles teams of Kristof Kinal/Omar El Kheshen and Chris Blodig/Daniel Cardona picking up victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. The Bearcats sealed the victory with singles wins by Kinal, El Kheshen, and Blodig as SBU went on to a 5-4 victory.The Bearcats will now play No. 2 Hawaii-Pacific in the NCAA quarterfinals, with play set to begin at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.