Men's Tennis Ends Season in MIAA Semifinal Loss at Nationally-Ranked Kalamazoo College

The 2016-17 Adrian College men's tennis team earned 12 victories for the fourth-most in school history. (Photo by Patrick Stewart)
The 2016-17 Adrian College men's tennis team earned 12 victories for the fourth-most in school history. (Photo by Patrick Stewart)

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.--The Adrian College men's tennis team ended the 2016-17 season with a 5-0 loss Thursday at Kalamazoo College in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament Semifinals. The match had to be moved indoors from Stowe Stadium due to wet weather.

Adrian, which was making its fourth-straight postseason appearance as the fourth seed, finish at 12-9 overall under first-year head coach Rick Halverson; that represents the fourth-most wins in a single season for the Bulldogs. Top-seeded and nationally No. 26-ranked Kalamazoo improves to 17-1 overall and will seek its 79th consecutive conference championship in the finals against No. 3-seed Calvin College, which tripped up No. 2 Hope College, 5-4, in today's other semifinal.

Senior Joey Loselle and junior Brandon Brom, Adrian's all-MIAA standouts, gave the No. 1 doubles team of Branden Metzler/Elan Dantus a battle in an 8-4 loss. Brom led the Bulldogs by taking seven games on the day, including a 6-1, 6-2 defeat to Daniel Henry at No. 2 singles.

Loselle, a three-time All-MIAA First Team stalwart, wraps up his terrific collegiate career with 140 combined victories in singles and doubles for second place in school history.

Metzler, who is ranked 15th in NCAA Division III Singles, Dantus and Henry led the Hornets with two wins each on the afternoon.

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