Bulldogs Blow By Battling Bishops
DELAWARE, Ohio – The men's tennis team concluded a record-breaking regular season on Tuesday in a non-conference match at Ohio Wesleyan and defeated the Battling Bishops by the score of 8-1. The Bulldogs are 14-5 overall and have won four of their last five matches heading into the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Flighted Tournament this weekend and the MIAA Tournament as the three-seed the following week.
The Bulldogs will take part in the flighted tournament on Friday and Saturday this week in Holland, Michigan as an individual tune-up for their first MIAA Tournament appearance. The Bulldogs earned the three-seed after Hope College defeated Calvin College today. Adrian will travel to Holland again on Thursday, May 1 to face the Flying Dutchmen at 4 p.m. Kalamazoo will be the top-seed and will host fourth-seeded Albion.
Adrian swept doubles play this afternoon against Ohio Wesleyan. Joey Loselle and Jordan Verbauwhede claimed an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles over Richie Karban and Aadil Kohari. Michael Mertz and Spencer Georgetti won 8-5 at No. 2 doubles over Chris Brinich and Dane Poppe. Alex Amos and Ryan Delacy had the biggest margin at 8-2 in the No. 3 spot over Austin Okray and Justin Overhulse.
The Bulldogs also captured the last five single matches as Loselle had a tight one in three sets. He won 6-3 in the first set and dropped a 6-2 decision in the second set. Loselle won 10-5 in the super tiebreak over Karban. Mertz breezed to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles. Delacy picked up a 6-4, 6-4 triumph at No. 4 singles. Amos won 6-4, 6-3 over Brinich at the No. 5 spot. Garrett Livernois went three sets with Overhulse winning the last two sets including a 10-2 super tiebreak.
"The guys played well in both doubles and singles. We wanted to use this to tune our game for the MIAA Flighted Tournament. I liked the way we grinded out some victories," said head coach Adam Albertsen.