May 10, 2013
Wolverines fall to Wilkes in NCAA Tournament
GAMBIER, Ohio -- The Grove City College men's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to Wilkes University Friday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, hosted by Kenyon College at the VandenBerg Courts.
Grove City (8-6 overall) captured two of the three doubles matches. However, Wilkes (16-3) rebounded to win each of the first four singles bouts to be completed.
For Grove City, senior Andrew Deckert (Mechanicsburg, Pa./East Pennsboro) and sophomore Peter Riley (Woodbury, Pa./Northern Bedford) combined for an 8-4 win at first singles over the Wilkes duo of Steven Wilson and Alex Makos. At second doubles, seniors Caleb Fuller (Columbus, Ind./Homeschooled) and Anthony Rosselli (Poland, Ohio/Poland) pulled out a 9-8 victory over Wilkes' Michael Kranz and Connor Peckham.
Grove City is now 2-3 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. Wilkes will face Case Western Reserve Saturday at 10 a.m. in the second round. The Wolverines will graduate five seniors from the program: Blake Brogan (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing), Deckert, Fuller, Dan McLaughlin (Glenshaw, Pa./Shaler) and Rosselli.
Wilkes vs. Grove City
|Position||Grove City's Lineup||Wilkes||Grove City Result|
|First Singles||Peter Riley (So., Woodbury, Pa./Northern Bedford)||Steven Wilson||2-6, 6-3, unfinished|
|Second Singles||Caleb Fuller (Sr., Columbus, Ind./Homeschooled)||Tyler Triolo||6-2, 4-6, unfinished|
|Third Singles||Anthony Rosselli (Sr., Poland, Ohio/Poland)||Michael Kranz||Lost 6-4, 6-4|
|Fourth Singles||Andrew Deckert (Sr., Mechanicsburg, Pa./East Pennsboro)||Max Appello||Lost 6-0, 6-0|
|Fifth Singles||Blake Brogan (Sr., East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing)||Connor Peckham||Lost 6-2, 6-4|
|Sixth Singles||Jonathan Graber (Fr., Atglen, Pa./Octorara)||Brendon Blachowski||Lost 6-3, 6-0|
|First Doubles||Deckert/Riley||Makos/Wilson||Won 8-4|
|Second Doubles||Fuller/Rosselli||Kranz/Peckham||Won 9-8|
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