Bulldogs Double Up Alma, 6-3, to Improve to 2-0 in MIAA Men's Tennis Standings

Bulldogs Double Up Alma, 6-3, to Improve to 2-0 in MIAA Men's Tennis Standings

HOLLAND, Mich.--The Adrian College men's tennis team moved to 2-0 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association with their fourth consecutive win over Alma College, 6-3, on Friday in a match played at neutral-site Hope College.

Against the Alma Scots, the Bulldogs (9-6 overall) were led by junior Joey Loselle and Michael Mertz who won at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, and they teamed up for a No. 1 doubles win over Jared Guy/Bryan Schutte, 8-5. Loselle and Mertz defeated Guy and Schutte, respectively, by identical 6-1 and 6-2 scores.

Working with a 2-1 lead after the doubles competition, Adrian also got victories in singles from No. 3 sophomores Brandon Brom over Luke Van Fleet, 6-4, 6-3, and Jeff Sophiea over Noah Ackerman 6-3, 6-2. The Bulldogs took four of six singles matches.

Alma picked up two points in singles by Grant Hill at No. 4 and Damien Arthur at No. 6.

Adrian's other point came via doubles, as Brom and classmate Mitchel Bulger edged Van Fleet/Arthur at No. 2, 9-8 (7-3 in the tiebreaker).

At No. 3 doubles, sophomore Jon Rhind and Sophiea dropped a tough 8-5 decision to Ackerman/Hill.

Adrian wrapped up the day with an 8-1 non-conference defeat at the hands of Wabash College (13-10 overall) in the MIAA-North Coast Athletic Conference Challenge at Hope.

Mertz won again to pick up the Bulldogs' lone point versus the Little Giants. He defeated William Reifeis at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-1.

Adrian is scheduled to play on Saturday at Albion (11 a.m.) and host Huntington (4 p.m.).

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(Editor's note: This event recap was updated on April 9 at 9:30 a.m. to include additional information that was received.)

Wabash College 8, Adrian College 1
4/8/2016 at Holland, MI

Singles competition
1. Michael Makio (WABM) def. Joey Loselle (ADRIANM) 6-4, 6-0
2. Michael Mertz (ADRIANM) def. William Reifeis (WABM) 6-3, 6-1
3. Jordan Greenwell (WABM) def. Brandon Brom (ADRIANM) 6-2, 6-2
4. Kirill Ivashchenko (WABM) def. Mitchel Bulger (ADRIANM) 6-3, 6-4
5. Nicholas Pollock (WABM) def. Jeff Sophiea (ADRIANM) 6-4, 6-1
6. Mazin Hakim (WABM) def. Jon Rhind (ADRIANM) 6-1, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Michael Makio/William Reifeis (WABM) def. Michael Mertz/Joey Loselle (ADRIANM) 8-2
2. Kirill Ivashchenko/Jordan Greenwell (WABM) def. Brandon Brom/Mitchel Bulger (ADRIANM) 8-6
3. Mazin Hakim/George Go III (WABM) def. Jeff Sophiea/Jon Rhind (ADRIANM) 8-5

Adrian College 6, Alma College 3
Apr 08, 2016 at Holland, Mich.

Singles competition
1. Joey Loselle (ADRIANM) def. Jared Guy (ALMA) 6-1, 6-2
2. Michael Mertz (ADRIANM) def. Bryan Schutte (ALMA) 6-1, 6-2
3. Brandon Brom (ADRIANM) def. Luke Van Fleet (ALMA) 6-4, 6-3
4. Grant Hill (ALMA) def. Mitchel Bulger (ADRIANM) 6-1, 6-2
5. Jeff Sophiea (ADRIANM) def. Noah Ackerman (ALMA) 6-3, 6-2
6. Damien Arthur (ALMA) def. Jon Rhind (ADRIANM) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Joey Loselle/Michael Mertz (ADRIANM) def. Jared Guy/Bryan Schutte (ALMA) 8-5
2. Brandon Brom/Mitchel Bulger (ADRIANM) def. Luke Van Fleet/Damien Arthur (ALMA) 9-8 (7-3)
3. Noah Ackerman/Grant Hill (ALMA) def. Jeff Sophiea/Jon Rhind (ADRIANM) 8-5
Match Notes
Alma College 5-5, 0-2 MIAA
Adrian College 9-5, 2-0 MIAA
Played at Hope College ... Originally scheduled for April 3