@Dawgs_Tennis Doubles Up Ohio Northern on Senior Day, 6-3

Prior to the ONU match, the 2018 Adrian College men's tennis senior class was honored. Pictured left to right, Dylan Linklater, Jeff Sophiea, Coach Rick Halverson, Kevin Hernandez and Jon Rhind. (Photo by Patrick Stewart)
Prior to the ONU match, the 2018 Adrian College men's tennis senior class was honored. Pictured left to right, Dylan Linklater, Jeff Sophiea, Coach Rick Halverson, Kevin Hernandez and Jon Rhind. (Photo by Patrick Stewart)

ADRIAN, Mich.--Seniors Jeff Sophiea and Jon Rhind made it their mission on Wednesday to get a win for the Adrian College men's tennis team on what else, Senior Day. Led by that duo, the Bulldogs wrapped up the regular season with a 6-3 non-conference victory over visiting Ohio Northern University at the Craft Tennis Complex. 

Adrian finishes the home slate 4-3 and improves to 9-9 overall, while Ohio Northern drops to 13-8 on the season.

Sophiea was a double winner at No. 2 doubles with sophomore Nathan Waterbury who defeated Tim Kargl/Cody Hurley, 8-3, and then clinched the Bulldogs' victory at No. 2 singles over Hoang Do 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

Rhind was victorious at No. 6 singles against Tyler Frantz, 6-0, 6-2.

Sophomores Tanner Wilcox and Waterbury also picked up two points for Adrian. Wilcox teamed up with classmate Kyle Haines at No.3 doubles to trip up Connor Christian/Tyler Frantz, 8-6. He also downed Connor Christian in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, at No. 3 singles. In addition to his doubles triumph with Sophiea, Waterbury breezed by Tim Karglm 6-2, 6-0, at No. 4 singles.

Vinh Thai led the Polar Bears with wins at Nos. 1 doubles and singles.

Adrian looks to continue its season on Tuesday in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament Semifinals at Hope College in Holland.

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