ADRIAN, Mich. – The men's tennis team is getting closer to taking matches from Hope College. Two specific matches highlighted that premise Saturday with the play at No. 3 doubles, No. 4 singles, and No.5 singles as Adrian played their final home match of the season against one of the best in the MIAA. Adrian fell 9-0 in the matchup and currently stand at 8-10 overall this season.
Adrian had a good chance to get within a point of tying the overall match when Ryan Delacy and Spencer Georgetti were on the verge of victory in No. 3 doubles play. Leading their match by three games and needing just three more games to clinch, the pair were overtaken by an impressive Hope rally before falling 8-6.
"Ryan and Spencer came out with a tremendous amount of energy and jumped out to a huge lead. Give credit to Hope, they battled back and were able to pull out the victory but I am really proud of how the guys played," said head coach Adam Albertsen.
Coming even closer was Alex Amos at No.5 singles play. Amos dropped the 10-point tiebreaker in heartbreaking fashion, 10-8, but only after Hope rallied in the second set in a close 6-4 set after Amos had taken the first set.
"Alex played a very intelligent match and raised his game up against a very strong opponent. Alex and a few of the other guys have been just a few points away from really breaking through. As a young team we hope to continue this momentum and build of this conference season," said Albertsen.
Senior captain Cameron Hamilton found himself in a similar situation as Amos. Hamilton was solid in the first set winning 6-4, before dropping the tiebreaker, 10-7, after a second-set Hope rally.