The Bethel Pilots tennis program opened up the spring season with the BC ladies picking up a resounding 9-0 win over Albion College while the men recorded an equally impressive 8-1 win. The women improve to 9-6 overall during the 2016-17 season while the men move to 3-10 with the victory.
On the women's side, BC was dominant in both singles and doubles play. In singles action, Rachel Jennings and Chase Kieper picked up the most lopsided wins over Kelsi Inman and Kristen Moore in the number four and the number five positions. Both Jennings and Kieper rolled with 6-0, 6-2 wins while the entire BC lineup never allowed their opponent to score more than four in any given set.
The men's tennis team also turned in an impressive performance with eight wins, including a clean sweep in doubles action. In singles, three of BC's five wins came in three sets, but showing a great deal of dominance in their respective matches were Sidney Petersen and Chad VanDosen who won 6-1, 6-1 and 7-5, 6-2 respectively.
The men's and women's teams will take separate trips to Trine University this week with the men competing against the Trine Thunder on Thursday the 23rd right after the women's matchup with the Thunder on Wednesday.
The Bethel College Pilots compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. While accumulating 3 NAIA National Championships and 32 NCCAA National Championships by 10 different athletic teams, Bethel has also produced 143 NAIA All-American honors and 309 NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors over the past decade. Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in more than 70 areas of study. Connect with Bethel Athletics online at BethelCollegePilots.com or via Facebook, Twitter (@Bethel_Sports) and Instagram (@BethelPilots).
Men's Singles Results:
#1 Jacob Macri (BC) def. Josh McGarry (AC) 5-7, 6-1, 10-7
#2 Jose Morales (BC) def. Robert Joerg (AC) 6-1, 1-6, 10-8
#3 Israel Trevino (AC) def. Brad Foster (BC) 6-7(2-7), 6-7(5-7)
#4 Sidney Petersen (BC) def. Toma Shngoo (AC) 6-1, 6-1
#5 Brian Shembarger (BC) def. Alexander Dow (AC) 4-6, 6-3, 10-5
#6 Chad VanDosen (BC) def. Griffin Caudell (AC) 7-5, 6-2
Men's Doubles Results:
#1 Macri/Morales (BC) def. McGarry/Joerg (AC) 9-8(7-5)
#2 Shembarger/Foster (BC) def. Trevino/Shngoo (AC) 8-3
#3 Bobby Eberle/Petersen (BC) def. Caudell/Dow (AC) 8-4
Women's Singles Results:
#1 Taylor Freedline (BC) def. Olivia Conover (AC) 6-3, 6-4
#2 Caroline Boger (BC) def. Chrissy Gauss (AC) 6-3, 6-2
#3 Abbey VanDiver (BC) def. Marceline Redick (AC) 6-4, 6-3
#4 Rachel Jennings (BC) def. Kelsi Inman (AC) 6-0, 6-2
#5 Chase Kieper (BC) def. Kristin Moore (AC) 6-0, 6-2
#6 Stephanie Cressman (BC) def. Courtney Rogers (AC) 6-3, 6-1
Women's Doubles Results:
#1 Freedline/Boger (BC) def. Conover/Gauss (AC) 8-2
#2 Jennings/VanDiver (BC) def. Inman/Redick (AC) 8-4
#3 Kieper/Cressman (BC) def. Moore/Rogers (AC) 8-2