North Manchester, Ind. - After the threat of rain caused the match to be postponed from Thursday to Friday, the men's tennis team returned to the courts and scored an 8-1 victory over Manchester, only dropping the No. 3 doubles match in a close contest. The Pilots notched their first win of the season, improving to 1-4 with Friday's performance.
Bethel def. Manchester 8-1
No. 1 - Macri/Morales (BC) def. Collis/Eichenauer (MU); 8-2
No. 2 - Ferguson/Peterson (BC) def. Thomas/Miller (MU); 8-4
No. 3 - Love/Garrett Bear (MU) def. Shembarger/VanDosen (BC); 9-8
No. 1 - Jacob Macri (BC) def. Isaac Collis (MU); 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 - Evan Ferguson (BC) def. Connor Eichenauer (MU); 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 - Sidney Petersen (BC) def. Kyler Love (MU); 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 - Jose Morales (BC) def. Spencer Thomas (MU); 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 - Brian Shembarger (BC) def. Isaac Miller (MU); 7-6, 3-6, 10-4
No. 6 - Chad VanDosen (BC) def. Dalton Bailey; 6-0, 6-0
"Our men's team played well in getting their first win of the young season over an improved Manchester suad," said Director of Tennis John Natali. "Leading the way was Jacob Macri who won at one singles, and at one doubles with Jose Morales."
The men's tennis returns to the court Saturday morning at 11:00 am to take on Indiana Wesleyan for a Crossroads League clash at Knollwood Country Club in Granger..
The Bethel College Pilots compete in 18 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's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in more than 70 areas of study.