DEFIANCE, Ohio - The men's tennis team tied a school record with their ninth win of the season this afternoon in a 7-2 victory at Defiance College. Adrian is now 9-3 and Defiance falls to 5-4.
The Bulldogs took the first two doubles matchups with identical 8-4 scores. Jordan Verbauwhede and Joey Loselle took care of Mike Ross and Ryan Nelson at No. 1 while Michael Mertz and Spencer Georgetti made quick work of Cord Speelman and Justin Walker.
"It took a little while for our guys to adjust to the different courts, but I thought we played pretty well in doubles," said head coach Adam Albertsen. "Mertz and Georgetti continued their streak and Joey and Jordan played very aggressive."
Adrian did not have many troubles in singles with five straight set wins. Mertz earned the third point for the Bulldogs with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 3 over Nelson. Loselle picked up the fourth point with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 over Speelman. Verbauwhede clinched the winning point at No. 1 over Ross. He took the first set 6-1 and then fell behind 5-4 in the second set before rallying for a 7-5 win.
The Bulldogs hit the road against MIAA rival Albion on Friday, March 28 at 4 p.m.