April 15, 2015

Grove City stays perfect in PAC, sweeps Thiel

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's tennis team moved to 4-0 in Presidents' Athletic Conference action by sweeping Thiel 9-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the Walters-Zbell Tennis Courts.

Grove City (4-6, 4-0 PAC) dropped just five games to sweep the three doubles matches before rolling to wins in all six singles flights by dropping six total games.

Junior Thane Feldeisen (Ann Arbor, Mich./Greenhills) earned two wins in his first varsity action of the season while sophomores Jimmy Covatto (Beaver, Pa./Beaver) and Alec Liederbach (Wilmington, N.C./Cape Fear) both earned the first wins of their respective collegiate careers.

Feldeisen paired with senior Chris Collins (West Chester, Pa./Delaware County) for an 8-1 win at third doubles before rolling to a 6-0, 6-1 win at second singles. Covatto paired with fellow sophomore Jason Wichert (Collegville, Pa./Methacton) for an 8-4 win at second doubles before rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at fifth singles while Liederbach took his sixth-singles match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0.

Wichert also added a pair of victories for Grove City at third singles and second doubles while freshman Zach Sprunger (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) won twice at fourth singles and first doubles. Junior Jon Graber (Atglen, Pa./Octorara) earned his first victory as a Wolverine in the first singles slot, and junior Dan Schafhauser (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) rounded out the Wolverine lineup by pairing with Sprunger for the 8-0 first doubles win.

Grove City continues its homestand tomorrow, hosting Waynesburg in PAC play at 3:30 p.m. at the Walters-Zbell Tennis Courts.

Thiel at Grove City

Position Grove City's Lineup Thiel Grove City Result 
First Singles Jon Graber (Jr., Atglen, Pa./Octorara) Thad Paunovich Won 6-0, 6-1
Second Singles Thane Feldeisen (Jr., Ann Arbor, Mich./Greenhills) Frank Jackson Won 6-0, 6-1
Third Singles Jason Wichert (So., Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) Jon Fennick Won 6-2, 6-0
Fourth Singles Zack Sprunger (Fr., Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) Futoshi Sasagawa Won 6-0, 6-1
Fifth Singles Jimmy Covatto (So., Beaver, Pa./Beaver) Trevor Martin Won 6-0, 6-0
Sixth Singles Alec Liederbach (So., Wilmington, N.C./Cape Fear) Alex Horvatits Won 6-2, 6-0
First Doubles Dan Schafhauser (Jr., Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown)/Sprunger Paunovich/Jackson Won 8-0
Second Doubles Covatto/Wichert Fennick/Sasagawa Won 8-4
Third Doubles Chris Collins (Sr., West Chester, Pa./Delaware County Christian)/Feldeisen Horvatits/Martin Won 8-1

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