The men's tennis squad continued to blaze a trail through the state of Wisconsin on Saturday. The Bulldogs won their fourth and fifth straight matches with wins against Edgewood (9-0) and Ripon (8-1).
The Edgewood match took place in Ashwaubenon at the Green Bay Tennis Center. Adrian had some close doubles matches but pulled them all out. Troy Gargrave and Jeff Sophiea provided the greatest drama with a 9-8 win at two doubles. Michael Mertz and Joey Loselle turned away Austin Papenthien and Patrick Lagman 8-5 at one doubles. Alex Amos and Brandon Brom teamed up for an 8-6 win at three doubles over Brian Davenport and Jaime Benavides.
Brom went three sets at one singles winning the first set (6-3) before falling in the second set (1-6). He pulled out the win 11-9 in the super tiebreaker. Loselle posted a 6-3, 6-3 win at two singles over Lagman. Mertz needed little time to dispose of Davenport at three singles (6-0, 6-3). Sophiea needed a first set tiebreak 7-6 and then cruised 6-0 in the second set over Evan Stone at four singles.
The Bulldogs took the court against Ripon later in the day and played their way to an easy win over the Red Hawks. Amos and Brom stepped up to two doubles and won 8-0 over Anders Goodwin and Nick Julian. Alex Holdren and Jonathan Rhind got a chance at three doubles and played to an 8-1 win over J.J. Grinde and Pheng Vang.
Mitch Bulger was slotted at four singles against Goodwin and defeated his opponent by scores of 6-2, 6-4. Dylan Linklater showed very well at six singles with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Vang. Kevin Hernandez played five singles for the Bulldogs and won 6-1, 6-1 over Julian.