Men's Tennis Pounds Trine

Junior Nathan Waterbury won two flights in Adrian's win over Trine on Friday, taking the one doubles and one singles matches (Photo by Joseph Templin).
Junior Nathan Waterbury won two flights in Adrian's win over Trine on Friday, taking the one doubles and one singles matches (Photo by Joseph Templin).

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College men's tennis team won its conference opener on Friday, March 29, defeating Trine University 7-2. The Bulldogs took the top doubles flight before winning each singles match, with only one going to a third set.

The junior tandem of Tanner Wilcox and Nathan Waterbury rolled to victory in the one doubles spot, taking the match 8-1 for Adrian's only point in doubles play.

Singles action was a little easier for the Bulldogs, as the team took each match in singles action. Waterbury won at the top spot, 6-3, 6-1 and Wilcox took care of business at the two spot, 6-4, 7-5. Sophomore Ronald Ducharme had the most trouble in singles action, going to three sets at the three spot, but ultimately got the win, 6-4, 4-6, 10-4. Junior Kyle Haines won in straight sets at the four flight, 6-4, 6-3, and freshman Cameron Rafinski cruised to victory at the five spot, 6-1, 6-3. Rounding out the lineup was sophomore Jovanni Wagner-Payne, who won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.

Adrian returns to the courts next Wednesday, April 3 for a non-conference match against St. Francis before hosting Hope in a conference bout on Friday. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.