LEBANON, Tenn. -- In an epic battle that lasted more than eight hours, No. 4-ranked Lindsey Wilson men's tennis outlasted No. 9-ranked Cumberland (Tenn.) to win 5-4.
Lindsey Wilson's Gilles Cornelis fought off multiple match points in the decisive match and eventually won his match and team match in a tiebreak.
Cornelis defeated Jeremy Fleming in the sixth-seeded singles match 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (4) to help the Blue Raiders improve to 10-2 overall and 7-0 in the Mid-South Conference.
The match was one of five singles matches to reach three sets during the marathon team match.
Lindsey Wilson claimed an early 2-1 lead following doubles play.
Cornelis and Vilches defeated Fleming and Pablo Borrero 8-4 in the third-seeded match. Bogajo and Charters also claimed an 8-4 win in the top doubles match over Manuel Marcelo and Pedro Rodrigues.
The Bulldogs (12-3, 4-1 in the MSC) captured their only doubles point as Andres Burgos and Sebastian Nava beat Fabrico Morales and Sam Rogersen 8-6.
Charters would win the only singles match of the day to end in two sets. He beat Burgos 7-6 (2), 6-4.
Cumberland would take the top two singles matches as Marcelo defeated Bogajo 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and Rodrigues beat Morales 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
Marlon Dal Pont dominated the third set to beat Borrero 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 to win a vital singles point at the third-seeded singles.
Nava also pitched a shutout in the final set in a win over Vilches in the fifth-seeded match. Nava won the match 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-0 to set up the finale with Cornelis and Fleming.
The win helps the Blue Raiders remain unbeaten in conference play this season.
Lindsey Wilson returns to action on Sunday, April 7 as the Blue Raiders host MSC foe St. Catharine (Ky.) at the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex. First serve is at Noon CT.