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Men’s Tennis Falls to Westminster 7-2

Men’s Tennis Falls to Westminster 7-2

GREENVILLE, Ill. – Men’s tennis (6-3, SLIAC 1-1) took to the Scott J. Burgess Tennis Complex on Wednesday, March 30 and faced off against SLIAC rival and defending conference champion Westminster in an inter-conference matchup. GC had a strong showing in #1 and #2 singles, but fell in the remaining matches and surrendered the contest 7-2 to the Bluejays. 

Perennially the top team in the SLIAC, Westminster proved to be a difficult matchup as they quickly claimed all three doubles matches.  #1 doubles fell 6 – 8, #2 doubles lost 2 – 8, and #3 doubles dropped the match 8 – 9 (5 – 7).  

In singles play, Joe Newlin, Ian Wolf, and Taylor Dunnington all won their first sets very convincingly, but Westminster battled back in their second sets to force Newlin, Wolf, and Dunnington to a third set finale.  #1 singles, Newlin, pulled it out in the third set to win 6 – 3, 3 – 6, 7 -5.  Wolf also edged out a victory in the second set, winning 6 – 1, 3 – 6, 6 – 2.  Dunnington, however, dropped his third set, and lost 6 – 1, 4 – 6, 5 – 7.   Westminster closed the remaining three singles matches and wrapped up the 4-2 decision in singles play.

Men’s tennis will next take the court as they travel to Kentucky to battle Berea on April 1, and Asbury on April 2 in a weekend road trip. 


This story was published on March 30, 2011

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