Men Tennis Sweeps Indiana-Based Non-Conference Foes to Run Win Streak to Four Matches

ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian College men's tennis team stepped out of conference play on Thursday by traveling to Indiana, sweeping Manchester University, 7-2, in North Manchester and Indiana-East, 9-0, in Richmond. The Bulldogs have won four-straight matches to improve to 13-6 on the season.

Junior Joey Loselle and senior Michael Mertz continued to roll for Adrian as a No. 1 doubles team and then Nos. 1 and 2 singles, each winning four matches on the day.

Sophomore Dylan Linklater provided another Bulldogs highlight, winning two singles matches in his season debut. Classmate Kevin Hernandez also made his debut victorious at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles with freshman Mitchell McCombs.

Against the IUE Hoosiers, Adrian and the hosts sped up their match with lone sets due to darkness.

Adrian is back in action on Saturday at home against Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association opponent Calvin College (1 p.m.) at the Craft Tennis Complex. It will be Senior Day for the Bulldogs.

Adrian College 7, Manchester University 2
Apr 14, 2016 at North Manchester, Ind. (MU outdoor courts) 

Singles competition
1. Joey Loselle (ADRIANM) def. Stratton Smith (MUMT1516) 6-4, 6-2
2. Michael Mertz (ADRIANM) def. Spencer Thomas (MUMT1516) 6-0, 6-0
3. Brandon Brom (ADRIANM) def. Isaac Collis (MUMT1516) 6-3, 6-0
4. Kyler Love (MUMT1516) def. Mitchel Bulger (ADRIANM) 7-6, 7-6
5. Dylan Linklater (ADRIANM) def. Connor Eichenauer (MUMT1516) 6-3, 2-6, 10-7
6. Kevin Hernandez (ADRIANM) def. Tyler Klein (MUMT1516) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Joey Loselle/Michael Mertz (ADRIANM) def. Stratton Smith/Spencer Thomas (MUMT1516) 8-2
2. Isaac Collis/Connor Eichenauer (MUMT1516) def. Brandon Brom/Mitchel Bulger (ADRIANM) 8-6
3. Jeff Sophiea/Jon Rhind (ADRIANM) def. Kyler Love/Garrett Bear (MUMT1516) 8-1
Match Notes
Adrian College 12-6
Manchester University 1-7
T-3:30 A-17

Adrian College 9, Indiana-East 0
Apr 14, 2016 at Richmond, Ind. 

Singles competition
1. Joey Loselle (ADRIANM) def. Connor Kramer (IUE) 8-1
2. Michael Mertz (ADRIANM) def. Keaton Akers (IUE) 8-0
3. Jeff Sophiea (ADRIANM) def. Colton Shipley (IUE) 8-5
4. Jon Rhind (ADRIANM) def. Alex Shelley (IUE) 8-5
5. Mitch McCombs (ADRIANM) def. Ethan Taulbee (IUE) 8-1
6. Dylan Linklater (ADRIANM) def. Joey Ising (IUE) 8-3
Doubles competition
1. Joey Loselle/Michael Mertz (ADRIANM) def. Connor Kramer/Keaton Akers (IUE) 8-3
2. Jeff Sophiea/Jon Rhind (ADRIANM) def. Colton Shipley/Alex Shelley (IUE) 8-4
3. Mitch McCombs/Kevin Hernandez (ADRIANM) def. Ethan Taulbee/Joey Ising (IUE) 8-3
Match Notes
Adrian College 13-6
Indiana-East 5-10
Non-conference match...Indiana University-East is a NAIA-scholarship program
based out of Richmond, Ind....The host Red Wolves are members of the Kentucky
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
T-2:00 A-21