Men's Tennis Rolls Past NAIA-Scholarship Roosevelt University in a Neutral Site Match, 6-2

Joey Loselle
Joey Loselle

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.--Joey Loselle, senior Michael Mertz and sophomore Jeff Sophiea were double-winners as the Adrian College men's tennis team rolled past Roosevelt University on Saturday, 6-2, in a non-conference match.

THE BASICS
= Final Score: Adrian College 6, Roosevelt University 2

= Location: Hosted by Purdue Calumet in Michigan City, Ind.

= Records: Adrian Bulldogs (7-5); Roosevelt Lakers (7-3)

FOR ADRIAN
= Sophomore Mitchel Bulger prevailed over Cristiano Pennisi at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 7-6. Bulger won the second-set tiebreaker 7-4.

= Sophomore Jonathon Rhind was leading Josh Moller at No. 6 singles, 4-3, but the match was scored unfinished.

= Loselle, a junior, teamed with Mertz for an 8-5 No. 1 doubles victory before taking out Kacper Lemiesz at No. 1 singles. Loselle won the first-set tiebreaker 7-2, then cruised 6-2 in the second set.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead after the doubles round going into singles play.

= Adrian captured four of five singles matches--all in straight sets.

THE OPPOSITION
= Michael Gobbel won in straight sets at No. 3 singles.

= Serhiy Kiyasov and Josh Moller won a close No. 2 doubles match, 8-5.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= The match against Purdue Calumet also scheduled for the day was canceled.

= The Bulldogs stretched the Lakers' losing streak to three matches after Roosevelt started the season 7-0.

= The Lakers are an NAIA-scholarship program out of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

UP NEXT
= Adrian is idle from competition until Thursday, March 31, when it hosts Manchester University in a non-conference match at the Craft Tennis Complex.

Singles competition
1. Joey Loselle (ADRIANM) def. Kacper Lemiesz (RU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
2. Michael Mertz (ADRIANM) def. Serhiy Kiyasov (RU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Michael Gobbel (RU) def. Brandon Brom (ADRIANM) 6-3, 6-3
4. Mitchel Bulger (ADRIANM) def. Cristiano Pennisi (RU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Jeff Sophiea (ADRIANM) def. Gerardo Gomez Jr. (RU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Jon Rhind (ADRIANM) vs. Josh Moller (RU) 4-3, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Michael Mertz/Joey Loselle (ADRIANM) def. Kacper Lemiesz/Michael Gobbel (RU) 8-5
2. Serhiy Kiyasov/Josh Moller (RU) def. Brandon Brom/Mitchel Bulger (ADRIANM) 8-5
3. Jeff Sophiea/Jon Rhind (ADRIANM) def. Cristiano Pennisi/Gerardo Gomez Jr. (RU) 8-3
Match Notes
Roosevelt 7-3
Adrian College 7-5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,3,5,1,4)
Non-conference match...Roosevelt University is a NAIA-scholarship program
located in Chicago, Ill.....contest held in Michigan City, Ind....
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