Mishawaka, Ind. – The Bethel men's and women's tennis teams took part in a non-conference matchup over the weekend and both came away with identical 9-0 sweeps. The men earned their fifth win this fall—their most since 2008—while the women evened their record at 7-7.
Jacob Macri led the charge for the men with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at one singles and an 8-1 victory in one doubles with Jose Morales. Macri improves to 8-4 at one singles this season. After dropping his first set, Evan Ferguson came back to win in three at two singles to notch his fifth win of the fall.
"Our guys played well today," stated Director of Tennis John Natali. "Jacob turned in another strong effort today winning 6-0, 6-0. Three other Pilots all won in straight sets."
Caroline Boger (JR/LaPorte, Ind.) did not lose a game all day, winning at two singles 6-0, 6-0, and one doubles with Taylor Freedline (SO/Elkhart, Ind.) 8-0. Boger improves to 11-2 at two singles during the fall. Stephanie Cressman (SO/Sturgis, Mich.) also swept her opponent 6-0, 6-0 at six singles to improve to 7-5 on the season.
"Our ladies played very aggressively today, showing how much the tough conference schedule has improved their level of play," noted Natali. "Taylor, Caroline, Grace, Abbey, Chase, and Stephanie all played very solid tennis for us today."
Both the men and the women return to the courts on Tuesday, October 3 for the Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinals against top-seeded and unbeaten Indiana Wesleyan (men: 12-0, women 11-0) in Marion for a 4:00 start.
The Pilots compete in 18 intercollegiate sports for men and women. The Bethel College Athletic Department earned the NAIA Champion of Character Five-Star Gold Institution and produced 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams last season. 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.