Thunder Men's Tennis News
9/18 - Tennis Teams Split Fall Dual Finale
GOSHEN, Ind. - In their final dual matches of the fall season, the Trine University tennis teams split with Goshen College as the women’s team won 6-3 while the men’s team fell 7-2. The men finish the fall with a 3-1 record while the women finish 3-2.
For the men, sophomore Nick Cassidy (Archbold, Ohio/Perrysburg) won the lone singles match for the Thunder as he defeated Krishnan Ganesan in the No. 5 pairings 6-0, 5-7, 10-8. Cassidy teamed with senior Nick Ihrie (Kendallville, Ind./East Noble) to take the third doubles match 9-7. Also in doubles action the team of sophomore Caleb Knust (Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield) and senior Joe Dunbar (Indianapolis, Ind./Guerin Catholic) fell just shy of a victory 9-7 at the No. 1 position.
The women’s team swept the doubles matches in convincing fashion. In the No. 1 spot, senior Jessica Huhnke (Newburgh, Ind./Castle) and freshman Bailey Denton (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Memorial) took the match 8-2. At second doubles, seniors Chrissy Uphaus (Richmond, Ind./Centreville) and Lauren Schlueter (Akron, Ohio/Revere) won 8-3 while junior Erin Kwaske (Jackson, Mich./Western) and sophomore Lexi Mack (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) took the third position 8-4.
In singles action, Denton earned a point in the No. 3 match winning 6-1, 6-1. Schlueter took the No. 4 match 6-2, 6-1 while Mack needed a third set to win the fifth position 3-6, 6-4, 10-3. Ali Marley (New Carlisle, Ind./New Prairie) fell in a tough 3-set match at the sixth position 3-6, 6-4, 11-9.
The women’s team will now compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championship hosted by DePauw University beginning on Sept. 20.
For the men, they will also compete in the ITA Regional Championship which will be hosted by Kalamazoo College starting Sept. 27.