Indianapolis, Ind. - The Pilots men lost their sixth match of the fall season on Tuesday afternoon, falling to Marian 5-1 at the Community Healthplex facilities in Indy; the women fell 6-0 to Marian to fall to 3-4 on the season. A threat of rain forced the match inside, as well as making the competition play until clinch format.
No. 1 – Macri/Morales (BC) def. Deiters/Bogle (MU); 8-6
No. 2 – Wittenbaum/Roberts (MU) def. Ferguson/Petersen (BC); 8-5
No. 3 – Lesnick/Marroquin (MU) def. Shembarger/VanDosen (BC); 8-5
No. 1 – Nathan Bogle (MU) v. Jacob Macri (BC); unfinished
No. 2 – Ian Deiters (MU) def. Evan Ferguson (FR/Evansville, Ind.) (BC); 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 – Noah Roberts (MU) def. Sidney Petersen (JR/Decatur, Ind.) (BC); 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 – Alex Wittenbaum (MU) def. Jose Morales (BC); 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 – Nicholas Marroquin (MU) v. Brian Shembarger (SO/Berrien Springs, Mich.) (BC); unfinished
No. 6 – Turner Lesnick (MU) v. Chad VanDosen (SR/Sturgis, Mich.) (BC); unfinished
No. 1 – Betscher/Sunga (MU) def. Fredline/Boger (BC); 8-6
No. 2 – Lueken/Taylor (MU) def. VanDiver/Kieper (BC); 8-2
No. 3 – Mullaney/Wood (MU) def. Haley/Cressman (BC); 8-4
No. 1 – Elise Betcher (MU) v. Taylor Freedline (BC); unfinished
No. 2 – Maria Lueken (MU) v. Caroline Boger (BC); unfinished
No. 3 – Maria Angela Sunga (MU) def. Grace Haley (BC); 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 – Anne Taylor (MU) def. Abby VanDiver (BC); 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 – Mary Mullaney (MU) def. Chase Kieper (BC); 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 – Lizzie McClure (MU) v. Stephanie Cressman (BC); unfinished
"Marian men and women are both very strong teams," said Director of Tennis John Natali. "But our guys and girls gave us good efforts and never gave up. Both of our teams will be better for having competed with them and actually competed very well on a number of courts. Jacob and Jose won a great match for us at one doubles. Caroline and Taylor played an exceptional match before coming up just short."
The Pilots return to the courts on Thursday, September 14 for a non-conference matchup against Trine at Knollwood Country Club in Granger for a 3:00 pm start.
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.